I Have a Chance to Leave...
I have a chance to finally leave all this behind, but can I?
My story... I am a 37 year old, divorced mother of 3 girls. Ages 16, 12 & 10. I have been divorced for 8 years. My ex-husband and I, currently, do not get along. He is very jealous, hateful and with holds love from our children when they do not do what he says. My kids are beginning to pay dearly for "our" lack of co-parenting.
My 16 year old daughter has turned her back on me. She chose to live with her father. He loved the fact that he was able to "tell" everyone how she cant stand me. Recently, she has admitted that she is 31 weeks pregnant and unsure of the father. I am crushed by her lack of reason as to what her life has become. She does not want me in her life.
Well, now... my 12 yr old daughter is acting up. She has alwyas been my "golden" child. Now she has been caught sneaking out at midnight to see a boy. Her therapist is even scared for her. This is the 3rd boy in a month.
My 10 yr old is the light of my life. When I want to LEAVE TOWN and run away, I think of her and stay. I truly adore that child.
I have just been given the opportunity to move in with my friend (girl that I have been best friends w/ since 4th grade. Shes a great role model for my kids). I would be living 3 hours away. I have a great job lined up.
problem:the kids dads is going to court to stop me from taking my two small girls with me. AND my bi-polar mother is on his side. (trust me.. my mother is a mess mentally and will do anything to keep me a victim and dependant on her, emotionally). Her husband is wealthy and does whatever she says, so I assume he will assist in legally stopping me.
Is it worth my taking the risk to move the kids w/me? My littlest one loves the idea, my 12 year old does not want to leave her friends. Im scared that this will back fire. :(