This is a letter addressed to my parents about some of the issues I faced when I left my abusive husband. I was motivated to write this because my experience made me realize how many Tamil women stay in domestic violence situations and think it's normal in the Tamil culture. They truly don't find anything wrong with their kids growing up in that environment. Tamil families don't understand the impact of domestic violence on children. I realized this after continuously being questioned by my parents because I took my two year old son and left my abusive husband. I am a teacher, and I write this letter with my love for children, and in hope to protect children from growing up watching domestic violence. I hope this letter helps women make the right decision to leave and protect their children when faced with domestic violence. Don't stay and contribute to lifelong negative effects to your child.