She has left the relationship over and over again but at the mere suggestion of trying again for the kids she does. This person has told me in the past she just can't say no to certain people, namely her ex husband. He emotionally abuses her and her children. She has looked for help on this topic. He will not give her control over the kids. They will not listen to her but when he arrives they are good little soldiers. He has ignored the future for the present day satisfaction and they may not have a place to move because of this but she continues to go back to him and mold herself around him with the constant fear of making him mad. I'm asking this question cause she left him for me last year and we created a beautiful little girl, who is now in that situation as well. I worry in the future the emotional abuse may trickle over to her. I feel helpless for any advice I give falls on deaf ears.