I'm just more than a bit surprised that a woman who has been the victim of an OCPD sufferer can just
a) run away from him
b) have the courage/mental strength to get involved with another man
(as suggested by sbs)
First I agree absolutely that she MUST get away from the situation. That is always the ONLY way to begin dealing with both her trauma and his rehabilitation (if it's possible). Usually, such victims have to seek the help of family/relatives/friends or even some protective women's refuge to get out of the home. Now this is just a temporary first step until she can collect her thoughts, seek some advice and support and decide how to proceed.
I don't know what happens in India, but in other countries usually the police can get involved if there's some immediate physical threat. They can detain him for 24 hrs, which gives her a chance to pack her bags and leave without his threats. Later he can even be charged.
As for starting a relationship with another man. No woman who goes through this can think of such things for years afterwards. It is just too traumatic.
So my point is that Jhanvi's future is not all that straightforward. It's not as easy as leaving him and starting a new life. She has been damaged in ways that even she doesn't know.
edit add: usually, spouses go through a denial of the situation, then after leaving they have to deal with anger, then guilt, then shame... it's a huge issue, spousal abuse and any cv who tries to do it justice better cover the basics.
Edited by Hiral_Madame - 19 February 2012 at 9:00am