I am a non-custodial mother. I did not use drugs or drink alcohol everyday. I was a stay at home mom who raised her children while the father worked. The weapon he used against me while we were going through a divorce....because I took anti-depressants..therefore I was an unfit mother. I was also battered but that didn't matter....he made $60,000 a year and he did not want to pay child support so he made me out to be a monster...he had a way of twisting words around...We were married 13 years. I did not have the will to fight for my children in court. I let him WIN. I signed the papers.
3 years later, I see my children about once every couple months. They are teenagers now and my daughter has already showed signs of depression. Their father has since remarried and so have I. We do not speak to each other.
I miss my children everyday....from seeing them off to school, talking about their day to just sitting with them and cuddling. It's been very hard because for the first 10 years of their life, I was with them 24/7. I think about them all the time. I dream about my children every night. I see their smiles before I go to sleep. I love them so very much.
Divorce is ugly and I don't wish it on anyone....