We are going to court. I signed the papers this morning. I handed over a credit card to make a large downpayment that, from a financial standpoint, I cannot really afford.
But I have realized it is a downpayment on my self-respect. I have signaled that I will not be browbeaten anymore. In that sense, it is an investment. I hope I have invested wisely, and without malice.
But whatever my reasons, for good or for ill, I have called his bluff. May God have mercy on us all.