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Mistborn 07-16-2012 09:47 PM

I'm not going to rant about something that has happened in my life, but my friend who I will call "L".

L is a year younger than me, but she is really cool. We met through youth, and we've become close friends. I've known her parents, like mine, are divorced, but I had no idea how bad it was.

L's sister, "J", was having a birthday dinner on the night of L's confirmation ceremony. L and J were at their dads and stepmom's. J realized this, and asked their dad if they could move the dinner so L could attend the ceremony. Her dad yelled at L for wanting to attend a church function and beat the crap out of his own daughter with a belt and left welts.
L's psychiatrist had said that if L's father ever left marks to call 911. And that is what this very brave twelve year old girl: called the cops on her own dad. Her dad was arrested and charged with child abuse.

L has been through a lot. Her father and step mother 'bully' her. She's been beaten and yelled at. She once even rode her bike home (her dad lives five miles away) when her stepmother told her she was worthless and her father threatened to beat her when she was forced to come back. He did, but that time the belt didn't leave marks.

When L was young, her father threatened to kill her mom.

Unfortunately, L and J aren't fourteen yet. They can't decide where they want to live. L is sure that she won't be allowed to go back to her father's house. But what about J? There has never been any violence with her sister. The dad and stepmom pick on L. But, the fear is if that the judge lets J go back, that she will get abused as well.

Now, twelve year old L and ten year old J are caught in a legal battle to convince the judge that their father isn't fit to ever see them. The judge has allowed 50/50 custody, but L is scared for her sister and that her father may eventually snap and hurt/kill someone.

MaryElizabeth 07-16-2012 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Mistborn (Post 317780)
The judge has allowed 50/50 custody, but L is scared for her sister and that her father may eventually snap and hurt/kill someone.

What is the other option? Where will they go if the father is prosecuted?

MaryElizabeth 07-16-2012 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Mistborn (Post 317780)
I'm not going to rant about something that has happened in my life, but my friend who I will call "L".

L is a year younger than me, but she is really cool. We met through youth, and we've become close friends. I've known her parents, like mine, are divorced, but I had no idea how bad it was.

L's sister, "J", was having a birthday dinner on the night of L's confirmation ceremony. L and J were at their dads and stepmom's. J realized this, and asked their dad if they could move the dinner so L could attend the ceremony. Her dad yelled at L for wanting to attend a church function and beat the crap out of his own daughter with a belt and left welts.
L's psychiatrist had said that if L's father ever left marks to call 911. And that is what this very brave twelve year old girl: called the cops on her own dad. Her dad was arrested and charged with child abuse.

L has been through a lot. Her father and step mother 'bully' her. She's been beaten and yelled at. She once even rode her bike home (her dad lives five miles away) when her stepmother told her she was worthless and her father threatened to beat her when she was forced to come back. He did, but that time the belt didn't leave marks.

When L was young, her father threatened to kill her mom.

Unfortunately, L and J aren't fourteen yet. They can't decide where they want to live. L is sure that she won't be allowed to go back to her father's house. But what about J? There has never been any violence with her sister. The dad and stepmom pick on L. But, the fear is if that the judge lets J go back, that she will get abused as well.

Now, twelve year old L and ten year old J are caught in a legal battle to convince the judge that their father isn't fit to ever see them. The judge has allowed 50/50 custody, but L is scared for her sister and that her father may eventually snap and hurt/kill someone.

This.....isn't your own life, is it? I know you said "friend", but I can't get the thought from my head that you're covering up.

Sandy 07-16-2012 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 317744)
I'm starting to think that this really is a thread for melodramatic teenagers...

It, without doubt, is.
:)

rebecca 07-17-2012 01:17 AM

I love ranting, I don't even need melodrama 80% of the time.

LaurenM 07-17-2012 07:39 AM

I have no idea whether I'm melodramatic or not. Probably am.
Mandarin...*facepalm* There was a passage that I read fine, but there was a part about a birthday party planning for an inexistent brother and I spent half the talking time thinking. And the teacher started lecturing me.
How do you think when your mind is blank?
There are five classes. I'm definitely going to get into the third. Everyone knows each other, since this middle school has a primary school of its own. And I am lonely.
Oh well, can't wait till Thursday. I'm glad that I finally have a break.

Ruza 07-17-2012 08:42 AM

I'm really nervous for the new school year, mainly because of math. Math has never been a strong subject for me, so I'm terrified.
I love writing/reading and science, but math is just... O_e

LaurenM 07-17-2012 08:52 AM

I didn't finish the Math Pre-S1...unable to. Two multiple choices left.

LaurenM 07-17-2012 12:42 PM

GRRR.
I hate my dad.
Yes, I know it's impolite to say 'blah blah blah' when you're pleading me to publish my old book when I don't want to. But is it really necessary to drag me from the room, drop me and nearly slap me until Mum restrained you?
You are a freaking hypocrite.
And...apparently my normal facial expression is defiant and insolent. Because I have this hard shell resolving not to turn into those silly, giggling girls who talk about boys. I'm blunt, yes. Critical. Obstinate. But that's me.

Timber 07-17-2012 03:34 PM

It's weird...at random times I find myself annoyed with people who haven't really done anything to me.

Also, in the morning, I never want to get out of bed and start the day. It's not normal for me. I just don't want to face another day...


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