John D Says:
December 15th, 2008 at 4:06 pm
Ironically, this father used what I consider a totally BS claim (emotional distress) that vindictive mothers use all the time as a catch-all to cover any behavior as "abusive".
So kudos to this father in using the tactic back upon the mother.
Yet more of what is good for the gander is NOT good for the goose. They accuse women of lying, using emotion, using anything in order to gain - what? What was already the status quo? It has been proven that men are more often bringing in false allegations of abuse against the mother than vice versa. When is the world going to figure out that what is best for chidlren is status quo? If you frighten women into leaving an abusive relationship by saying - you can leave and get safe, but you will have to send the chidlren to this abuser 50% of the time and you will not be able to be there to intercede on their behalf, what do you think these women will do? I know what I would do. I would stay and be beaten in order to protect the children. Is this what we want? Preserve marriage at all costs including the cost of women and children to be free from ALL forms of abuse?