Laticia - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 135 moms have responded )
My daughter is 11 months old. her father and i have been split up since i was 9 months pregnant, when he kicked me out of the house, spitting in my face and calling me a whore. our relationship was 4 very long and rough years. we have had some physical altercations in the past including him slamming against the wall and choking me. i have called the police several times as well as domestic violence. but what has always hurt me the most was the emotional abuse. he has always called me names and he has put me down for as long as i have known him. he also has 3 other children that he has full custody of due to the fact that his ex was arrested for drugs several years back. he is emotionally and verbally abusive to his 2 daughters and he is all that plus physically abusive to his son. since her birth in noveber, he has had "visitation" once a week for about an hour starting in march and ending in august. during those times i have called the police twice and domestic violence 3 times, but i keep getting told the same thing and that is that it is really hard to prove verbal and emotional abuse. now he is taking me to court for full custody of my daughter. i am scared to death!!!! how can i keep this from happening??? i am asking for sole custody and for him to have supervised visitation but everyone tells me that i should just accept the fact that he will get normal visitation and there is nothing i can do about it and that i will just have to not let it bother me. but this is my precious daughter and her safety is at risk, i need some guidance, support, advice, loopholes, whatever!!!!!