stress, hate and a 7 year old

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Registered: 01-09-2007
stress, hate and a 7 year old
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Mon, 01-07-2008 - 12:49am

My ex and I have joint custody of our 7 year old son Connor. My ex's live in girlfriend tried to commit suicide over the Christmas break, and my son was there at the time. He did not see much, but with the police being called and the EMT's there, it was very tramatic and stressful for him. I rushed over and picked him up, and he was very angry at his father. This was not the first time my ex's girlfriend did something like this, and not the first time I had to rush over there to get him..

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 5:41pm
I am so sorry you have to go through this. I'm glad you are taking the nessassary steps to protect your son. Has the therapist brought up seeing your son's father as well? This way he can see what all of this is doing to his child. Also as for the cost of therapy it is outragious I know. I know in our area there is Chatholic charities that has free or low cost counceling for children. It might be worth looking into because of the amount of money being spent. I HTH and stay strong ((HUGS))
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Registered: 01-09-2007
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 5:58pm
thanks for your concern and advice. I did finally get in touch with Jewish Family Services and have a meeting with them tomorrow. I do want his father involved in this healing process too but it's like pulling teeth sometimes.
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Registered: 04-19-2006
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 6:09pm
I hope things improve for you and again good job keeping your son away from that, hopefully his father will come to his senses and see how this is effecting his son.
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Registered: 09-27-2005
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 11:01pm
i would think that you should be able to go to court (especially now) and get some kind of paper saying that the girlfriend can not be there while your son is there. i would think that it is a type of mental abuse or something towards your son.
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