Hi, I'm new here. My counselor suggested I join a support group and reach out to others who may be going through the same thing or something similar. I'm a single mother of a very smart, funny 10yr old boy. I have 50/50 custody with his Dad. My son and I have a great relationship and he is very happy at my house despite the fact that I can't afford fancy nice things and we don't have the best of the best or the newest "trend" in things. My battle is with his Dad and step mom. They are in constant attack mode. Nothing I do is right to them even though they don't even really know how my house runs. There is no co-parenting because they think I need to do everything their way despite the fact that my son struggles big time at their house. Recently he told me his dad choked him. I called CPS but I'm still trying to figure out how to fight for my son without making it worse for him. When we were married, there was lots of abuse and I know how he operates and I don't want my son turning into his scape goat.
A week and a half in treatment and this morning I'm telling myself it's a dream. I'm here with my kiddo telling myself that over and over again just to be present. That's a dream. All of it. The need for treatment and the things we are processing or not processing. Things just linger in the air and I feel like I need it to rain just so everything will settle.