DEAR DEIDRE: I’M terrified my kids will be taken away from me because of my violent partner.
I have two children with an ex. They’re 10 and 12. I’m 33.
My partner is 45 and we were together for two years before I finally saw his nasty, aggressive side.
He’s a heavy drinker and has lost his job. When the drinks flow and the abuse starts, I take the kids to their dad’s.
He’s tried to drown me, punched me and slammed me off walls.
One night I couldn’t get the kids out of the way before a neighbour had called the police.
The police said the Crown Prosecution Service will decide if he’ll be charged but, whenever I hear a car door slam or see somebody coming up the path, I’m scared my kids will be taken away.
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DEIDRE SAYS: There are alarm bells ringing for me, too. Men like this never change unless they get professional help to deal with their anger.
When your partner is calm and sober, suggest he get some help – a counsellor may help him discover the cause of his aggression.
Your kids have no choice who they live with, but you do, and you don’t deserve being treated like a punch-bag.
Get some urgent help from Women’s Aid (womensaid.org.uk) who have a new live chat service chat.womensaid.org.uk, which is useful if you’d rather not be overheard.
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