Here we go again... Last night, while I was at my families anonymous meeting, husband got a phone call from difficult child that boyfriend has beat her up again and that the police were on their way. boyfriend fled the scene to his mother's house, where he was later arrested and taken to jail. Apparently, difficult child came home from work for dinner (she works a 3-midnight shift) and found boyfriend and a new coworker of his drunk. She complained about him being drunk, and that set him off. He dragged her back in the bedroom and started beating her. The coworker was terrified and ran out the front door. difficult child managed to get away and ran to a neighbor's apartment. Neighbor (who works with abused women...how ironic!) witnessed boyfriend drag difficult child back into the apartment and deadbolt the door from inside. Neighbor called 911. Thankfully, our daughter was not seriously injured...but does have some huge bruises, some small cuts and scrapes, and a slightly sprained wrist. She went to the doctor this morning where pictures were taken and details of injuries were recorded. difficult child is in the process of extending the protective order from 72 hours to trial date, which we've been told will be early March. My husband has some friends in the county criminal justice system who have told him that boyfriend will be held without bond until the court date. Police told us that he will be prosecuted even if difficult child doesn't follow through with pressing charges. So, for now, she is back home, along with puppy. husband and I are feeling so stressed. easy child is also having some physical problems, which are adding to our worries. I feel so bad for difficult child. She was over here Sunday night and seemed happy as could be. She used some of my craft/scrapbooking supplies to make boyfriend a beautiful valentine card. Tomorrow's gonna be so hard for her... Please pray for us.