She is trapped. She does not want to be alone so he gets his way. She is reaching out for help thru as clandestine ways she can for he will make her life a h*ll if she isnt passive and supporting . he is a bully. he will not go away nor will she want him to. my sister and i support ourselves and give her money to help her. if the authorities came for a welfare check she would not tell them about his abuse. all she does is cry and she has to whisper on the phone. what can i do ? i live 1500 miles away and he scares me too.