My daughter got into a bad, abusive relationship, and as her Mom, I felt there wasn't much I could do.
The police wouldn't help me when I tried to get a restraining order against him. They told me that she would have to come forward as a victim herself. But he had convinced her that she was the only one who could understand him, and help him with his anger problems.
When I tried to ground her from seeing him, they ran away together. I woke u to see a note on her pillow telling me that he had gone to be with him, and not to come looking for her.
This went on for months, and we went round and round... me telling her to leave him, him telling her that if she did he would commit suicide, and them skipping school and running away, me putting up missing posters, going to look for them, getting her back home, and then watching her walk out the door again, telling me that he was the only thing she cared about.
I can't express the amount of anguish I felt wondering how long he would have that kind of a hold on her young life.
Thank God she is back home now. She finally left him, and she is back to her old loving, happy, beautiful self.
My heart goes out to all of the mothers out there going through similar circumstances.
I hope I never have to go through anything like that ever again.