I am new to this site but when I read of your son it hit home. Your situation is very similar to what we are going through with my 16 yr old son except his dad lives with us and there is no abuse. My son is not willing to confide in his dad and at times would rather avoid him. On the other hand they enjoy football, golf etc together. Anyways my son has suffered from severe depression since the age of 4. He was not diagnosed until 2 years ago when he could not even attend school. It was so bad I began to home school for 2 1/2 years. He did decide to go back for freshman year------it was hard--did not speak to anyone or socialize. Soph year his psy put him on meds--differnt kinds and combinations. Meds seemed to work for a shory while and the side affects were not good. After one year on meds my son refused to take them anymore. Withdrawal was not pleasant! As of May of this year he is med free and actually is doing better even though the depression is still significant. I am now looking into neurofeedback and if I can convice my son, we will try it. It appears to be promising and you may want to check it out. I'll let you know if we go for it and how it works. How old is your son and how is he doing now. What treatment is he receiving and have you seen results? Best wishes to you and hang in there!
Hi and welcome fair skies . Not sure if you still post or read here but I just read your post. I find it truly heartbreaking. Here's my personal opinion on the situation.
Boys deeply crave their fathers and your son has been rejected therefore he is acting out. This along with hormones makes for tough teen years. I think this is partly why he sabatoges friendships, fear of being rejected so he rejects first.
As to whether or not someone can put a spell on somebody; well, I just believe words have the power of life or death. A parent can definetely have a huge impact or how a child feels about him/herself. If you constantly boost your child and encourage them, they will do better and of course the opposite is also true.
I hope and pray that this situation changes for you fair skies. Sounds like you're an awesome mom looking out for your sons best interest. I pray the courts see the same.