I got a call today and they said to me…
“If you do not allow M1 to move back into the home then we will be press neglect and abandonment charges against you.”
I tried to explain that she left of her own free will, she is abusive and volatile with us and that she is unstable and creates a hazard in our home. I was told I had no options but to take her back and “if she does it again to call the police” I pointed out how I had offered to pay for a room to rent so she could live there, how I got her the information on her GED, how she refused home schooling and nothing was heard. If I don’t take her back I am facing charges, there was not conversation to be had.
I won’t lie I just cried. I called the Deacon and he said it is rare but yes it could happen. I called my counselor and she had no advice. I called my friends and called my family. This is a nightmare that will not end. I cannot have peace apparently. I don’t know what M1 has been telling folks but here I am again with the possibility of facing charges WTF. Part of me is like fine bring it, the reasonable part of me knows I can’t emotionally stand another round of CPS involvement.
I am trapped by a system that is completely ineffective. I have to allow the abuse to happen again and then take action against it. I have to allow her to manipulate, control and be herself then press charges this time to get some relief. What kind of freaking world do we live in where a manipulative 17 year old can threaten the lifestyle of a 49 year old combat veteran? What about my darn rights?
Yes I know I have the right to remain silent. I am at a complete and total loss and have no idea what to do. I know she is not really sorry for anything. I know this is a giant manipulation to get what she wants. I can’t stop it even though it is my home and my life. So I sit and cry. Cry because I am mad, sad, upset angry and worst of all almost helpless against the attacks which my child brings against me.
I can’t even…..