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originally posted by: Meldionne1
Wow ! So sorry you have to deal with this.....but....you should know that there are support groups out there that can help ! Please seek the support and knowledge of a support group that fits your battle . You could start by asking a local church where to go, who to contact, or google ( schitzephrenia , divorce, mental illness, single parent ) for your area. Life will be so much easier with the knowledge and support from people who have been through what your going through.
Please, please,,please , do,this. .........
next.....you have the kids and now, it is YOUR responsibility to protect them from your ex's radical actions. [BoX: And those actions are highly unlikely to improve consistently, dependably for many years, if ever.]
It sounds like she's self medicating with drugs. ....you are the bigger parent now and it is up to you to protect your family from her crap. ...set moral boundaries and stick to them. Meaning ; if you say she can't come back until she is sober for6 months, or taking medication for 6 months,...be firm and stick to that . Do not cave and take her back until she has proven to be stable and worthy of YOU.
maywant to seek legal council and make sure you have the kids legally via a court order. You do not want her sobering up and suddenly taking them away, or blind siding you with a court date for a child custody battle. which she will [highly likely] do eventually
.....and lastly, ....I know you are heart broken, but focus on your children, and you...right now is your time to make sure your kids don't go down the same path as their mother.....I am willing to bet that m once you do this, you will find someone new who will bring you true happiness .