NewMommy710 - posted on 06/26/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My ex and I have an awful relationship. I'm 21 and 8 months pregnant. Hes 29. When I first found out, he freaked out and told me to have an abortion if I wanted us to stay together. I decided against it. We tried to work things out but then I found out he was cheating and got back with his ex gf...I was then 3 months along. After that he denied paternity and we didn't speak for about 2 months. Then we tried to be friends to work things out in the interest of the baby as friends. Things were going great and it seemed as though we were on the road to getting back together. While he can be a great guy and is well liked and respected, he is extremely emotionally unstable and emotionally and verbally abusive. He gets angry very quickly and will explode into a rage. I was always walking on eggshells around him. He just had another breakdown which resulted in a huge fight between us where he accused me of ridiculous things and threatened me with court and long legal battles.
Essentially he said he wants the child 6 months out of the year. While I want him to have visitation and a relationship with his son, 6 months?! He has no experience with children or infants, has not made an effort to be involved in the pregnancy, is dating a complete psychopath who has harassed me via phone and internet multiple times, lives in another state 6 hours away, works full time and doesn't even live on his own or have an extra room for the baby. Does he have the ability to get custody for that long??? I can't imagine not seeing my baby for 6 months at a time.