Haley - posted on 08/01/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
OK so it's an extremely long story but here goes. I found out i was pregnant last may and my boyfriend and I decided to get married. We got married in June and it went downhill right after. We argued, we fought, he constantly accused me of cheating. He moved me from where I was living thinking things would change and because he didn't want me in a town where I had dated people. It got worse. I told him I didn't want to be with him anymore that it was too much too soon and I wanted to move back home and be close to my family. But back home happened to be 2000 miles away. Jobs are scarce here so I told him to stay up there and save up money and it would give us a break. He didn't want to so he moved with me. He was here for 2 weeks before he left. We were arguing over me having male friends because he didn't like that I had them. He didn't even like me talking to my moms male friends who I had known my whole life. So we were arguing and I told him this is stupid that I was going for a walk. I was gone for maybe 20 minutes. When I got back to the house his car was packed and he was saying his goodbyes to my family. I was 4 months pregnant. This month will be a year since i have laid eyes on him. Our child is 7 months old. Now he wants shared custody and to take him NEXT summer. But he hasn't even met our child. He's only seen pictures. He barely sends money. Is this considered child abandonment? I really need help on this.