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Should I Fight For My Marriage?

I have been married for a year. I have known my husband for almost 4 yrs. Tension has been accumulating because he was laid off. It's been about a year now when everything blew up. I threatened to leave him. Instead, he left and took our daughter.

He is very short tempered. He never hit me but has been physical in holding me back. He treats his stepdaughter, my oldest from my first marriage, very cold and bitter and she loves him like a father.

Now he tells me that he no longer feels like the man of the house because my parents decide everything about our children and he has no say.

I'm in between a wall and a sword. Should I listen to my mother and leave the home we started together or forgive him for taking our daughter and try to start over without my parents in the picture?

Please help. I don't have much time because I need to see my daughter and don't know what to do?

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