I have serious questions that need serious answers. I have been married to my husband going on 7 years. During this time he has only physically abused me once, but has verbally abused me nearly the whole time. He tells me that he will kill me all the time. I know he uses drugs (pot) too. He wasn't while we were dating but once we got married he started it back up (off and on). I tell him I don't like him doing it. He never does it in front of the kids or in the house. He is always doing it going to work or coming home from work. I don't understand why he can't give it up. I have never done it nor will I ever. He knew where I stood with drugs before we got married. We have 2 kids together but I have 1 from a previous marriage. They are still small, all under the age 7 yrs. I have been wanting to leave him for a while now, but I don't because I don't have a job. I have no one to watch my kids for me while I search for a job or go to interviews or even the first week or so of work (until I get paid). How can I financially leave him? I know there is food stamps, and medicaid, but that takes a while to get doesn't it. Ive never used these means so Im unsure on how long it actually takes. Is there anything else I should look in to? I can take his verbal abuse but I can't have him doing it in front of the kids. They will grow up thinking this is how men should act. I want more for them. Please help me!!!