Hello everyone, my name is Aubrey and I am from the Philippines. I am a single mom to my lovely special child named Odyssey who has Cerebral Palsy (paraplegia). I met his father a few years ago and just like a new couple everything went well, but after a couple of years of living with him, I slowly began to see the real him and his feelings to me. Whenever we have disagreements, his anger issues would start to come out, he would throw anything that his hands can touch in our apartment. It got worse when I found out that he has been cheating, I saw intimate pictures and videos of him with different girls on his phone, history of dirty conversations on his text messages and facebook messenger. I confronted him about this but all of a sudden he started hitting me out of rage.
It happened several times, him cheating, our fights with him getting physical and then asking for forgiveness after a few days. There were times when he gave me sexually transmitted disease from his womanizing but I held on to him because I love him so much. I became very ill one day and was so weak that I can't move my body, I started to realize that I became a victim of domestic violence and an enabler to his desires. I feel so ashamed of myself that I can't even look in the mirror. I planned on moving on without him but unfortunately, fate has a different plan for me, I found out that I was a few weeks pregnant. When my boyfriend learned about this, he begged for forgiveness and asked if we can work it out for the baby. I said yes because I wanted to fix it for the last time and I also need his support for my pregnancy.
It only took weeks until he went back to his old ways. I tried reaching out to his family but they believe in him more than me. I don't have any immediate family so it was easy for him to isolate me from my friends during my pregnancy. I gave birth to Pierre after several months, he was never there physically or emotionally especially when he found out that our baby has Cerebral Palsy. I tried staying to save our relationship and start our family but instead, He and his family blamed me for my son's disability and continued his cycle of abuse and neglect for me and my child.
I again realized that I need to move on and get out of this situation, not for me but this time for my son. We ran away from him and asked my friend if we can live in her house temporarily. This time he is harassing me and my son by any means he can. I want to file multiple charges and file for child support but I do not have the money to pay for it, I am barely making ends meet with our food and my son's therapy.
I am reaching out to your kind hearts. I hope and pray that you can help us move on to our next chapter in life with freedom and peace of mind. Thank you so much and God bless you!