Needing to Emotionally Detach from the Effects of My Daughter's DV
My daughter left her abusive husband after 5 years where I was basically estranged from her. She came sobbing back into my life, almost died from passing out and no longer breathing, having eating disorders, abused on every possible level, was suicidal and now has dived into another serious relationship with no space in between.
I am dealing with my horror of the past, especially the horrific sexual abuse she endured, the present rage and anger I feel towards her abuser because he refuses to leave the house and is delaying the sale of it, and fear and worry and anxiety about the future with this new man in her life.
I've gone back to Al-Anon after and 8 year absence which helps. I am trying to live one day at a time and replace all my negative thoughts with positive ones.
I am so grateful she left the abuser, that she didn't get pregnant after trying for 2 years (he is impotent, thank God), she has a full time job, the new man in her life appears kind and loving but I don't trust appearances anymore at all.
I've got to Let Go and Let God deal with this. I can't control her, I didn't cause this and I can't cure this situation. My own marriage has been put under huge stress because of all this. My husband is not supportive and doesn't understand me at all.
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