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Kim and Eddie have been married for five years and have two young boys. They admit they need help. The name-calling, the degrading insults—Kim has hidden the emotional anguish she says Eddie puts her through on a daily basis. Kim says she has often wished it would get so bad that Eddie would turn physically violent—so she'd have "a reason to get out." How does she feel about herself?

"I feel like the ugliest, most stupid person," Kim says. "I feel like the worst mother in the world. I feel like I don't deserve my children. I don't feel like I'm worthy of love by anybody."
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FROM: Oprah Investigates: Emotionally Tortured Wives
Published on October 05, 2004

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