I haven't read a single response, but I say you go to be with your family. You take this time to show you love and support them, but make it very known that you will not stand by and let some man abuse your mother. Make your presence known and let him know without words that you will always be by her side and do what it takes to protect her even if she doesn't have the sense to do it herself.
Remember love is blind and most people don't want to be alone. They need someone to love them, even if it is false love.
sportsshrink: Don't bite the hand that feeds you!!!! "We the Fans" feed you Morons!!