It seems Dust boy that you found enough strength and patience to fight as long as it is needed. You have my hat off!
You must be great father
Thanks Pero for your kind words. I forgot to add that I could not take any more and in 1989 I left the family home and went back to my home state, my Daughters were 13 and 16. The guilt I felt leaving them behind was overwhelming.
I found out 3 years later that she was taking it out on the youngest daughter when she came to visit, so had a real heart to heart with her and she came to live with me.
Even today I get snippets of how she uses my name to upset and manipulate the girls.
We have been apart 23 years and if I get triggered my stress levels rise and the nightmares start.