Once you get to a shelter, they will help you with both legal help and therapy. You need to heal your Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the past, so you will be able to recognize whether a boyfriend loves you or not. This one doesn't love you, he just loves having power over you. Please get help immediately. Talking to me won't do you much good, because I'm so far away. Call a woman's hotline, or a shelter now. "How to Keep Yourself Out of a Violent Relationship" will give you some information that will help. You might also find It Ends With You will help you work through your PTSD from the past.
Modern Family star Sarah Hyland got a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, Matthew Prokop, with whom she split in August. In court documents, the actress claims Prokop slammed her against a car and called her the c-word, then choked her, telling authorities, "His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life." Hyland had her Modern Family co-star Julie Bowen on hand when she broke things off with Prokop last month, at which point Prokop snapped in a big way, throwing a lighter at Hyland and threatening to burn down her house and even to harm her dog, at which point Bowen stepped in to protect her. Prokop entered a rehab facility in August after the incident, and the center's director told Hyland and the judge that due to his behavior and attitude towards her, even after treatment, that she needed a protective order for her own safety.