(1/2) I grew up in my mother’s emotionally abusive home but now that I am older I have opted to live with my dad. I don’t know if it’s just me being anxious but… he says he knew about the abuse and was “helpless” to stop it.

(2/2) Could this be true? You’d think if you really loved your child then you would find any way you could to remove them from a harmful situation. Is this just my trust issues or??? It feels like he’s making excuses for his inaction.

I am sure that your father feels that he loves you and feels like he did all that he could; however, that doesn’t make his excuses any more than excuses. Unless he took your mother to court over your custody and lost, he can’t say that he did everything to remove you from the abuse that he knew about.

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