Can I sue my husband for emotional distress?
He left me 3 months ago saying he needed space. He was cold and mean but we got better and vaguely talked about reconciling and the future, when he wasn't so busy and stressed at work. Over the course of the next few months I discovered some odd e-mails between him and a coworker, confronted him, he dnied. I eventually pieced together all the miserable evidence and found he has signed up to lease an apartment with her and is living with her (NY apartments require a one year lease usually) so a commitment. Again I confronted him, he denies despite it all (because they could get fired I suppose)
So, we are still married, we are not even legally separated, he never really mentioned divorce and talked about me sorting myself out (!) so we could reconcile. His lies an denial have broken me, I am seeing two therapists and had to cancel a course I was going to do because I'm not fit to do it. I also have anxiety but can't take meds due to asthma and low blood pressure.
I have reems of his lies in e-mail, and my desperate attempts to confront him, and he has not come to face me once, and still refuses. Help! Is this severe emotional abuse?