Child’s father is opiate addict
(Pierce, Ga, USA)
I have been with my child’s father for 18 years- our daughter is eight years old. He is a functioning opiate addict for the most part. He goes to work everyday but the money he gets from work he does not contribute to our family.
I am on a very limited income and I am going to graduate school because I feel that I️ will have to be the sole provider for my daughter and I. Things have gotten really bad at home and he is verbally, emotionally, and mentally abusive and that takes its toll on me. He tells me that I️ am a bad mother and everyone else got wives who are “good” (cook/clean) and he got me.
I have asked him to please go get help but he will never discuss it with me and refuses. I have just had to leave our home again with my daughter because the emotional and verbal abuse is getting worse. I want my daughter to be with both of her parents but I️ can’t take it anymore.
I DON'T want to leave but I️ DON'T want to live like this either. When I try to leave for a few days to stay with a relative he starts threatening to throw our things out- I'm just ready for some peace!