My name is Karen I have been separated from my 2nd husband for about 6 yrs. I have two children and he has three. Our kids are grown. His oldest, Chris and and his son live with Don(hus). Tyler is twelve. He was taken away from his mom about a year ago because of her substance abuse problems. Tyler's 2 half brothers were also removed from her care. Tyler spent alot of time caring for his brothers when mom didn't/couldn't. DCF has given his mother many chances to straighten up, but they recently decided to close the case(they gave up) Tyler has been lied to and recieved so many broken promises that he doesn't believe anything anyone says. Chris, his dad, has always been there for Tyler financially, but that is all. He really could care less about helping him emotionally. Don is 51 and has alot of health problems. He has been working with DCF, a psychiatrist, a therapist and the school councelor, but Tyler has not improved at all. He has been giving Don a hard time about going to school, he just outright refuses and says his life is over anyway so who cares. The pricipal has had to go over there and bring him to school. He does not have any problems once he gets there, as a matter of fact he has good grades, despite his refusing to do his homework much of the time. Don has just about given up too, he is tired of worrying how Tyler will act every morning. Unfortunately I am in SC and they are in CT. I have my hands full here with my kids and I just feel helpless. Don and I have a very good relationship and talk about 4 times a day. What can I do? I pray for Tyler and Don, but...
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