Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 8/4/2008 10:49:42 PM (GMT-6)
You really seem to be in a great deal of distress. I apologise I do not understand the legal situation you are going through with your son, but surely, if you fear he is being abused you could call social services? I'm not sure where you live, but where I live, they investigate that pretty seriously.
I think you need to go and talk to someone about this. I hate to see someone so upset. I am truly concerned for you. Can you see a doctor? Get a referral to see someone? Please let us know what you decide. Please be gentle with yourself. Anxiety is a tough battle, fight it and talk about it. Hang in there and stay with us
Hi this is Kitt and welcome to the forum.
From what I have read I get the impression this is about your son's father's visitation rights. If he is abusing your son when he has him the courts, child protection and your lawyer should all be aware of this.
You need to advocate for your son. If you have prove then use it.
I am going to post some numbers here for your reference.........please call them...........I am guessing you are in UK...................if not let me know and I will post USA numbers. Gentle Hugs to you and to your son.
U.K. HelplinesThe Samaritans 0845 790 9090 Child line 0800 1111 Women’s Aid National Domestic Violence Helpline 0345 023 468
Youth Info Services - Milton Keynes 0173 334 9932
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
I live in Australia too honey, if you want to email me then the little envelope icon under my name will do the trick. I know in the eastern states you can call D.O.C.S. (dept of child services - they have a great website (just type in DOCS) and can redirect you to help in other states) if you are worried about abuse. It must be horrible to feel so helpless. Please let us know how you go.
Hope your day is better and your anxiety is down, great advice from the members.
Meg is a great person to email with and she is very wise so please take her up on the offer.
My heart goes out to you.
Keep posting and know we care.
We are here to listen and support. I hope you are okay, let us know k?
I answered your post re your neighbor................now try to practice staying in the moment.
I know that going over and over something in my mind after it's happened doesn't do any good. It just makes it worse. I can actually inflate an event after the fact and then it causes me more anxiety than the actual event did.
IMHO you are going to have to behave your very best in the court room so you must pull yourself together and not try to outwit the judge.
Go to court for the right reasons and leave your anger at home. Be polite and respectful to all parties. You can do this as you really have no other choice.
Bless you and I hope you can just let go for the week end and your day in court will be here very quickly.