My husband of 3 years was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome in february of 2009. It is no news to anybody that knows his mother that she drank heavily during her pregnancy. Growing up his mother took him in repeatedly to find out what was wrong with him but when they suggested FAS she stopped bringing him. After that she never attempted to get him any help. His mother and father kicked him out when he was 16 because they could not deal with him. I am the only one who cared to take the time to get him diagnosed and get him help. I just recently told his mother of his official diagnosis and she freaked out on me. She is very manipulative and takes advantage of her sons disability. Since I told her his diagnosis he has asked me not to mention it to her anymore as not to upset her and rock the boat. I don't understand why he is protecting her and it angers me. I want her to take responsibility and give us some kind of support whether its helping with the kids so we can go to our marriage counseling and our support group or even just checking in once in a while, but she never comes around unless she needs something. I don't know what to do about her I have so much anger and hate towards her I cant even stand to be around her. His parents just recently got divorced and his father and step mother have been supportive. She continues to manipulate and try to take advantage of him and I am getting sick of having to deal with her. I don't know what to do anymore she constantly talks bad about me and him to her side of the family and I just want to confront her. Since the diagnosis she keeps telling everyone I am lying and that she never drank during her pregnancy. Everyone knows its a lie but no one sticks up for me. Is anybody else dealing with this? Any advice?
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