Originally Posted by Jamie
Hi Joely, he's called my sister, and made threats, including that he'll "finish me off". I doubt it will come to that though, and that he's just trying to 'rattle cages'. But, he has nothing to lose now, after his nice softly softly approach hasn't worked, he's showing his true colours. I think after a week or so, he may well become more resigned to his new circumstances. It's just in the immedieate future, that he's likely to be angry and do something.
Afraid I don't have much trust or confidence in the authorities. They don't have a vested interest in my well-being, and they'll have to stick to protocol and regulations etc.
I'm afraid if you take the line that you will deal with it yourself, you might well end up on the wrong side of the law yourself. For the sake of your sister, in case she really is in danger, it's worth investigating possibilities. Right now, she's probably terrified, and it might well be reassuring to be able to speak to somebody who can tell her what her rights are should he ever become violent.
I've been through this kind of thing and the police/CAB are incredibly well trained and if nothing else, they are just a reassuring presence. It always saddens me that people don't actually approach officials for help until it's too late. Speaking from painful experience, it's much better to involve them at this stage so they have a warning of what's going on, or at least approach CAB (who are not official authorities, they're just trained experts), you may well benefit in ways you can't imagine now.