Deadline given to DH to get SD into counseling
Caution. Serious venting here.
I have been living apart from DH because SD has been battering me. DH has not done anything to give her consequences so she can do it anytime! I began calling the police and she did go to juvie. DH blamed ME! Said I was punishing him because he has to pay for SD to be in juvie. After a serious beatdown SD gave me on vacation, I refused to return home until DH set up a separate household for me. I have been living apart from him, supposedly giving him time to parent his daughter appropriately.
NOTHING HAS HAPPENED! So I gave him a deadline. At the end of this lease, if she has not been placed in counseling (my idea)and him with a parenting coach (his idea) then I am filing for a legal separation and we will not longer see each other. Currently he is here everyday.
It takes an act of God to keep me from going home everyday. I miss him! I don't know if I have the strength to keep that deadline in place. I want so very much to reconcile that I have been a doormat in so many ways. Please pray that I keep this deadline and don't give in. Please pray that I continue to be strong! I feel so weak.
It's been three years of SD beating me up. DH has done NOTHING... EVER! I know I deserve better than this. He doesn't even really like her. He tolerates her because she is his daughter. He cannot wait till she is gone! He loves being with me in my apartment. I just don't understand why he cannot simply parent her! There are no boundaries, no consequences for bad behavior. I finally got the courage to call the police... and then DH was angry with ME!
Please pray for my family.