good for you - for making the decision. only you can say if it is the right thing for you - but it sounds like you have thought it through and carefully considered the alternatives. i can't help but think that this is a positive step - and a BIG one! of course - please keep us informed of whatever happens.
"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"