Controlling Ex influencing DS of 17

(2 Posts)
Maiseysusie Mon 04-Jan-16 14:14:09

Hello, I am new to Mum's Net and urgently need some advice regarding contact with my teenage son. I am going through divorce proceedings (petition has been made to the court) on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour - controlling, manipulating, lying, abhorrent sexual requests - ? domestic violence. Resulted in the need for counselling / cognitive behavioural therapy / time off work / antidepressants etc. Of course, those on the outside were not aware of what went on behind closed doors. I thought that my DS would leave with me ..... but he has decided to stay with his controlling Father. My DS is still in FT education, and still needs parenting. I love him more than anything and just want to be able to continue to be his mother, but I could not continue to live with his father. My solicitor says that I have no rights because my DS is an adult (even with special educational needs). Please let me know if you have any help to offer.

WallyBantersJunkBox Mon 04-Jan-16 18:55:41

Didn't want to leave you unanswered - I don't have similar experiences just wanted to reach out Op.

Are you afraid for his safety and wellbeing?

What are the reasons behind him wanting to stay? His comfort zone and familiar surroundings?

Why are you out of the house? Can't you stay and the ex go?

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