My husband and I have been together 12 years, with 2 young children of our own and two from his previous marriage. Tonight we had an explosive fight over a photo album that he found, showing pictures of my single days before i met him, that did not put me in the best light. He went crazy, we had a big fight, we went our seperate ways for the afternoon, and then tonight everything exploded. He called me into the room and I thought he would apologize again (he sent a text after the inital fight saying he was sorry), but instead he was ready to do battle all over again. Both of us had been drinking, although not together. Things escalated explosively, and I hit him. In the face. Repeatedly. Nothing like this has ever happened. I am shattered. The whole thing is overwhelming. He did not hit me back but grabbed me hard and I get a few scrapes. He showed alot of restaint. I am 5'4 120 lbs and he is 6'4 280 lbs. I am in shock. I don't know what will happen next. Our marriage had some chellenges but I would have said it was realtively healthy. I am shell shocked. I felt so attacked for something that happened before i even met him ,but nothing forgives the fact that I hit him, repeatedly. How will we recover???? Has anyone had a similar experience?