Help, I need advice. Anybody is welcome to comment on this thread, not just single parents.
My ex's mental health seems to be deteriorating rapidly. It's funny, every time he does this, he starts accusing me of child abuse and neglect. I believe that this might be projection. But for two years, he did indeed have me wondering about myself.
He wants to do handover, but I don't feel safe. Last Wednesday, when I went to pick up DS, he had the screen door locked and wouldn't open it for a few minutes, and DS (15 months) got very upset and was crying. Then when he was handing DS over to me, he said 'sorry' to DS, ('sorry you have to live with her', that sort of voice).
When we were walking to the car, DS slapped me, I said we don't slap people, it hurts, and he stopped after that. Which makes me wonder what his dad is saying when not in earshot by me.
He says that I'm legally obliged to do handover because of court orders, but I don't feel safe. So I'm wondering what a safe place could be. The shops haven't worked in the past, as no one stops if he is verbally abusive anyway, they try to walk around us instead.
Any suggestions please?
I have thought police station, but I worry I won't be taken seriously. He is high up in the corporate world, and isn't some povo druggo, he is well dressed, good looking, and he has better social skills than I do.