My husband spanked my son, his step-son, on the butt 20 times with the belt and left him bruises for 7 days! I am across country and have no family here to help with anything, I am pretty set to leave during the summer because I will have the money to take my stuff and my kids and go. I would just like to know if anyone else has been in this situation and if so did you leave your husband over the one time of abuse. My husband has been un-responsive when it comes to me trying to have adult conversations about anything with him. Any advice would be great.