@PurpleRoses, I'm sorry you are going through this but glad you did the right thing and removed yourself from a dangerous situation. His parents were not expecting you to react as you did. They are now afraid of the police case. They told him to apologize and reconcile to avoid the consequences of DV. If he has admitted the DV, save the confession. Hire an attorney, lodge a police complaint. Pursue the charges against his parents and him. Make sure everything is on the record in an official complaint so they can't call you a liar later. Once this is done, if he still wants to move out of his parents' home and restart a life with you, and if you still want him, get his agreement on the following, in writing, before you reconcile: - You won't drop the abuse case against his parents and him - You will both live as a nuclear family away from ILs - You will never have to meet ILs again - Both of you will go for counseling together - And whatever else is important to you. I don't think his parents will allow reconciliation unless you drop the case against them. Be prepared to divorce him and move on. They may also delay things so he can file first with false allegations. Beat him to the punch and file the DV report today. If he does reconcile despite your case against his parents and him, your marriage has a chance. In any case, don't reconcile without putting past instances of verbal abuse plus this incident of DV on the record. You put up with the verbal abuse in the past and it escalated to physical abuse. If you back off on this case, the physical abuse will escalate greatly. Be smart and play your cards right. .