I find myself in one of those double edged situations. Several people I know have suggested (or demanded depending on the person) that it would be in my and my kids best interests to find a place of our own away from my live in boyfriend. Granted, the idea had crossed my mind before these suggestions were made. While our relationship has its good times and is relatively stable, I have voiced some concerns about his anger and outbursts. Every time, he makes a conscious effort to improve his behavior and interactions with my children in particular. This tends to last for a while, but any improvement is erased when he gets angry and opens his mouth again. I've tried to make this work for a while now but I'm coming to terms with the probability that he won't change his ways. It's even been suggested that moving out would show him that while I WANT to be with him, that I in fact don't NEED to be with him. Maybe something like this would serve as a wake up call, but then again, would the behavior really change? I would appreciate any advice you all could give me, even if affirms what I think I already know. Thank you.