Posted 7/23/2006 9:23 PM (GMT -6)
My children haven't went around him since the split. I talk to him on the phone and that's it because truly I never know what to expect from day to day.
I just gotta tell this story real quick.
He bought a very sweet rottweiler from the pound and treats this dog like a princess......well several months after getting the dog, we left the dog in the house because of the rain outside......when I walked into the living room......I said OH my god....She just destroyed the NEW lazyboy chair just bought several days before hand......
He immediately got up and went crazy. I realize being pissed off and definitely spanking her and probably putting her out, but he punched the dog and continue punching her in the stomach (He's 6'4 and 270 pounds, and strong as an ox) Then he started choking her and throw her against the wall.....I was screaming to stop at this point....I had to throw the ashtray at him to quit.....and then I reached up and punched him in the face, I would never do this but I was literally seeing a grown man kill a dog right infront of my eyes. I started immedaitely packing my stuff up and told him that I was calling the humane society about this incident. Of course, He used being sleepy and disoriented for the reason why he did this and that he blanked out and would NEVER ever do this ever again and to please not get rid of the only few things in his life that meant anything to him.....
I know this all sounds really crazy, but please don't get me wrong. I have seen this man be the sweetest man ever. He has waited on my hand and foot when I needed him to. He plays non-stop with the kids and even would help equally with housework....He never physically abused me, but I know this could short follow. I've always tried to take the bad with the good.......but it became more bad than good and that's when I left and I will not go back to that lifestyle. Above all though, I want him to get help for him, not for the possibility of getting back together but because this will benefit him no matter what.
He actually wants to go to counseling, He wants to take medication, I just wanted to see what type of medication has helped others.......zoloft, prozac, lithium, abilify, etc????