Addie Choi - posted on 03/19/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I just wanted to say Hello and introduce myself. My name is Addie and I was in a domestic violence relationship for approximately seven and a half years. I stayed in the relationship so long not because I believed that he could change, but for my daughters. My ex never laid a hand on our girls until January 2009. The day before the Presidential inauguration, he spanked my oldest so hard it left a raised bruise the size of a deck of cards. I called the Military Police the next day while he was at work. In the end, my ex won custody of the girls due to the fact that he is "a highly decorated service member" and according to court documents, I was his invalid wife who was "touched in the head". It has been a bit hard due to the fact that I am "touched in the head" so to speak. I have bipolar disorder and several other emotional disorders.
Any ways, my hope is still that I can convince a judge to review the case and to bring my daughters to Colorado where I know they will NEVER be abused again.