Mj - posted on 10/01/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am common law married. My husband is an alcoholic and we have a six year old son. I am also pregnant with our second child. He is a very good dad and husband when he doesn't drink. When he does, he has driven our son, or passed out to the point I couldn't wake him up when he was the only one home watching him, forgotten to pick him up or missed dentist appts, teacher conferences. My sitter has noticed, my sons preschool teach has notices a few years back. I can not get him to stop. What do I do to protect my child, and not run our relationship with custody/divorce? I'm m not ready for that, even though he is angry and refuses to quit. I'm desperately hoping he will. I am picking up my son now, and I am not leaving him with him alone, what else can I do, and what is the punishment by law for watching a child and being incapable of doing so. Child neglect? Also would that fall on me then if I left? I don't know what to do. I threaten to leave but that is only punishing me and my son. Help.