I left with son (only child 13) day father hit me. Very traumatic divorce. Son suppressed feelings; slowly began expressing them to me..........verbal abuse. Remarried in 2007, son liked the man and enjoyed gaining 3 step-brothers. Then son became increasingly abusive (verbal, punching walls), moved up to threatening 'cutting', very emo, then to threatening to kill us in our sleep, threatening to burn principal's, ect.
I committed him to psychiatric emergence ward and would not release him to his father (upon pediatrician's orders); father lied to get son released. Court-ordered eval and treatment, I lost physical custody.
Treatment has not changed anything. Son professes extreme hatred of me. We've met twice in the past year (had nice time). Talked on the phone several times (both cried). Clinic is closing case 'cuz of liability with ex. Son now refuses all contact.
Answer by asholan_07 at 11:36 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
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Answer by pupmom at 11:57 AM on Dec. 14, 2008
I would be heartbroken if my child refused to have contact with me. My advice to you is let your son know how much you love and care about him. Tell him how important he is to you, always be there for him. He does need to understand that hitting and being abusive is not acceptable. Maybe the two of you need some space from each other. Have you thought of going to counseling with your son? Sounds like your son also has some major emotional problems this needs to be addressed or you will have a very angry man running around!
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