Jennifer - posted on 08/13/2012 ( 13 moms have responded )
I have 2 girls 15 and 9 they both live with my boyfriend (of 4 years)and I. My youngest daughter is alot to handle at times and my boyrfriend has no patience for it. He is rude and will sometimes tell her to "Shut Up" he will walk out of a room when she is in it. He is verbally and mentally abusive to both me and my kids. Although he has never been physically abusive nor does he raise his voice or swear he very irrational. When he feels as though I am choosing my kids over him he will threaten to move or split the house down the middle pack boxes and move furniture - all while my kids are watching. We are currently in a rento to own home and have started renovations that will not be complete for a few months. How do I leave this relationship with my kids without having them witness another blow out? I need to save money to get another place but in the meantime my kids are being treated rudely and wondering what they have done wrong. I am so confused and have never felt more lost and helpless.