Another reason to stay in abusive relationships

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016

https://www.themonthly.com.au/issue/2015/november/1446296400/jess-hill/suffer-children

Men are more likely to get custody of their children. That makes me wonder why Jerry never got his. Was it because of his lifestyle? How he couldn’t afford to take care of himself so he always had to get money from his grandparents to buy food, gas, pay his bills, etc.?

But I think this law was meant to protect men from Parent Alienation but that means kids are not protected from their abusers so the abusers abuse this law and the mothers get in trouble for protecting their children. Darn if you do, darn if you don’t. Also another reason why it’s so hard to leave an abusive marriage when you have kids.

But I didn’t bother finish reading the article because it was too depressing and I already knew the rest would be about. Even moms can’t always protect their children because of this law. The article is from Australia so it might vary by country but I have heard of the same thing happening here int he states where the judge ignores the child’s please to not want to see their father because of the abuse and the mother takes them and fleas and hides. They even made a movie about it in 1990 staring Meg Tilly. I saw it when I was 15 and thought the judge was an idiot and sick for not protecting the child so the mother had to break the law by kidnapping her and she goes to prison because she wouldn’t tell anyone where her daughter is. I learned then that kidnapping isn’t always a bad thing and it can be a good thing. That was a gray area I discovered and it’s not always black and white.

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