Shannon - posted on 04/07/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am just looking for some friendly mom advice to see if anyone out there is steering a similar boat. I got pregnant by a fellow (I was being RESPONSIBLE and on birth control, so my baby boy is a one in a million kind of guy) who turned out to be an alchy-drug addicted abuser who left us both alone. Fine whatever. He spread a bunch of lies about me keeping my son away from him, and again, whatever. He recently met him (just once) because I got crappy advice from an attorney, and also refused to take a paternity test or anything. I fired said attorney and told baby daddy to leave me alone. The question is... I could really use the child support. But in all things, it seems he can be counted on to do the wrong thing because this man couldn't even re-write his own schedule (being self-employed and all) to make room for 2 hours in a day for his child. Is it really worth it?
To add to this fine mess, I have/had?? a boyfriend who was really great with my son but... he turned out to be embezzling money from his past employer (to the tune of about $40,000) and is now in prison for 13 months and will come out with a felony. I had no idea he was doing this until about 4 hours before he got arrested initially. Would any of you ladies let this man back into your lives?
I have terrible taste in men, I'll admit it. I'm working on it. I just was hoping to get some insight, advice, and thoughts maybe some encouragement since I haven't been feeling overly Mighty Mom as of late. Thanks ladies.