Alcoholics dating custody
I was married to woman who had a drinking problem and pill-popping addiction.
There was never a moment when she was awake that she didn’t have one or the other in her system.
Third parties may be able to obtain custody if both parents are unable or unwilling to care for the child.
Some circumstances that warrant placing a child with grandparents might include: Even in circumstances such as these, grandparents may not get custody if other family members also want the child.
During the intense season of being trained in how to handle outbursts of rage, juggle countless lies and deal with an unfaithful alcoholic spouse, I was attending no less than six support group meetings per week.
The information I’m sharing with you on how to cope with an alcoholic spouse was all learned from real life experiences, through reading many books on coping with alcoholics and by hanging out with people, in support group meetings, who had been dealing with alcoholics for many years.
Her very nature was to be extremely critical of other people.
Along with this negative behavior, she also had a temper that was unstoppable. When she was under the influence of some mind altering substance, these negative emotions intensified to the point of extreme emotional, physical and verbal abuse on her part.
If neither of these things happens, most “evidence” will be based on hearsay.You post bail, buy cars, pay rent, doctors’ and attorneys’ fees, and pay for treatment that they rarely see through and that usually doesn’t work even when they do.Funds intended to benefit the grandchildren disappear without benefiting anyone. Though it takes toughness that’s hard to muster and support which is even harder to find, there are alternatives.The cycle continues until someone dies or there isn’t anything left to extort. It means finding the courage to face the reality without being swept away by understandable emotions. The most destructive belief most of us have held at one time or another is that alcohol and drug abuse is an incurable disease over which the addict or alcoholic has no control.Believing this, how can any parent deny support to a sick child?