6. "the boys ran from their father. The girls ran to their mother"
I imagine they are left with scars of guilt on top of the fear and horror, the boys I mean. Oh my gosh how awful. I had a violent alcoholic husband. I'm so glad I left him early on and that we didn't have kids. What would have become of them and me? DO NOT stay in a violent relationship for any amount of time, people. Anything is better than that.