Stassy - posted on 12/02/2014 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have been the primary caregiver of my daughter since the day she was born. Since she was four, she has gone to her dads house on weekends. Now that she is fourteen, he has convinced her to move in with him and his new wife. He hates my guts and has been very verbally abusive lately, and yet she sides with him. I have sacrificed everything for her. Now I feel abandoned and forgotten. Do I go to court and fight for her? I don't want her to believe I don't care, but I know this is a bad idea. For years she hasn't even wanted to visit him. He tears her apart emotionally and makes her feel stupid and worthless. I have always built her up. She has been dealing with depression and just when I got her assessed by a counselor, he swoops in and convinces her it is my house that makes her sad!!! They have money and can give her stuff that I can't, but I have sacrificed so she could have what she needed and sometimes what she wanted. I have provided for her the best I could. I am on disability, so on a limited budget but I buy all my clothes used and hers new. I have made sure she is very loved and have family and friends who really care about her. I have a big close knit family most of who live close by. She has cousins who are right around the corner. I was married again but we separated because my daughter and husband didn't get along. I am so sad. My whole life I just wanted a baby. I have always loved her with all my heart. Until the last year or two we were always very close. Now I feel like she has no respect for me or sympathy for my feelings.