BobbyDiggy - posted on 04/02/2017 ( 11 moms have responded )
I am a single dad with majority custody and receive no child support.
I want to keep this brief but my child's mother hated not only me but also our child. She used to wish we would go off and die and constantly wished that he wasn't born.
Eventually, she told me that if I didn't leave with our son... she would call the cops and fake a domestic violence report to ensure i would never see our son again with the plan of shipping our child to be raise by her family in the opposite side of the country.
So we left. No clothes, shelter, transportation... you name it. One point moving house to house.
She went ahead and became a party rat. She fought child support to nearly nothing to the point that I dropped it all together and she even took our child off her insurance. Her excuse to the courts was that she was accepted into a master program and couldn't work anymore when the reality was that she just wanted the money to party with.
It has been many years since and now I am super successful not only in my career but also as a parent. She has never apologized but instead flips the script as paints me as this horrible abusive person.
She said this because I don' show her any respect anymore AFTER THE FACT. I can't respect her. To ask me to respect someone who directly told me that they wished our child was never born, use to refuse on watching him, told our child that she hated him when he was just a toddler.... it still feels like it was yesterday.
She has never apologized, never openly admitted to court. She shows no face.
Now she is demanding that I show her respect or she will take me to court and get me punished by a judge.
I don't know what to do here. I am lost.
I am thinking of enrolling in some anger management courses. Is this a good idea?
I already have a feeling that she is doing this to essentially erase all the great things I have accomplished for myself and for my child because I treat her like the deadbeat mom that she is BUT I know a judge will side with her. I never threatened her, never once hit or anything like that... I just treat her like how all dead beat parents should be treated.
Any input would be great. Thanks.