What Have I Tought My Children?I'm going thru a divorce from my husband of 20 years.
After about 8 years of horrible verbal abuse that turned physical about 3 years ago, I had an affair and confessed to my husband about it. His response was to move out and file for divorce ba
I am of course answering the divorce with my own recount of the alcoholism (his) and abuse. OUr youngest child just left for college this year and I'm now worried about what permanent affect my staying with my husband through the abuse may have caused them. Like his father, my eldest is a hot head with a horrible temper and quick to pick a fight. Our daughter has just left for college and swears to me she'll never get married because it seems jsut " too hard" to her.
My children have witnessed fighting between me an dmy husband on at least 3 occasions - I've had brusies and once had to tell my dauthter not to call the police.
While everything was happening on a day to day basis, I think I just bloced out what damage was being done to the kids. Now that he isn't living here anymore I have a lot of time on my hands to relfect and think about things and now I really am sick to my stomach worrying about how to talk about this with my kids.
Do any of you have expereince in this area?
joyce31996 46-50, F 3 Responses 0 Oct 30, 2010