My Greatest RegretThirty years ago I was going through a very very difficult divorce from a controlling
abusive man. We fought over everything but especially the daughter we had together
so custody issues ensued. Long story short he placed a gun at my head one night and
told me to sign over custody. I begged and finally he agreed to wait until morning
I placed the call to him that he could come get our daughter but I also wanted him
to take my other daughter from previous relationship so that they could be together.
This was done.
Why did I do this??? 1.He threatened to kill all of us. 2. He had a wonderful support
system within his family. 3. He had never in any way harmed the girls. 4. I was tired ,
weary of the fight .
I had no support system, no family around I came from very dysfunctional family but
these are just excuses and I take responsibility for ruining my daughters lives and
destroying any mother daughter relationship to this day.
This, This is my greatest regret..my inability to be a decent mother.
LenCarver 56-60, F 4 Responses 1 Feb 25, 2012