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Post # 0000069c
Help bi-polar mother experiencing PAS
From: Metamorphis Brothers
Remote Name: 22.214.171.124
My story is quite similiar to Mary's story on the success page. I have three boys (12,8,7 yrs.). I haven't seen them in 4 years at all. I only talk to them on the phone for 15 seconds every sunday and they all say the same sentence-"Hi this is--and I don't want to talk to you!". There father has an unlisted phone number and the last custody decree said they're supposed to call me. They live 2,000 miles away. I'm currently seeking legal aide. I was a stay-at-home mom for 10 years and just finished my bachelor's and finishing my thesis for my master's. My only source of income is in social services (pays little). After the divorce I was diagnosed with bi-polar and PTSD, which has been used as leverage against me by my ex and his wife (who's mom committed suicide from bi-polar). I miss and love them immensely and blame myself and my illness everyday. I'm scared to pursue legal help because I don't want to hurt them or myself. I know nothing about there life and haven't seen pictures of them for 3 yrs.-I feel like I'm grieving their death. My mother has contact, but refuses to jeopardize it by giving me photos or updates. She won't even defend me when they call me by my first name and their SM mom. However, I'm just incredibly greatful that some of my family has contact with them, so hopefully my spirit will live with them. Anyway, I want to get some support/advice from others in a similiar situation. Peace and my your spirit live in your childrens heart too, Metamorphis Brothers (Last changed: February 26, 2006)
Post # 000006a1
Re: Help bi-polar mother experiencing PAS
Remote Name: 126.96.36.199
You're not alone in your pain. I've recognized your story from another website, and I believe it's vital to stay involved in support groups. I have very little experience with the courts and custody since my children are so much older. Also, I don't know what role PTSD plays in decisions concerning visitation, custody, etc. There are some good resources available on the net, and some good advice from people on this and other discussion pages. It's a tough fight, and sometimes it seems little progress is made, but it's imperative you stay the course. You're in my thoughts and prayers. (Last changed: February 26, 2006 )
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