My Devious Plan.
How to Make Alcoholics Hate You! Step One.
After my initial plan not working out as I had hoped I had no choice but to force her hand in the matter. I had to know my rights with the kids. I had to know what I was able to take care of legally. After consulting with my lawyer, I had to follow through with my plan.
I had no idea about the legalities of it all, but I was about to find out. Here I was at the lawyer’s office trying to come to terms with what I was about to do. I had to make sure that there were no issues with child services and the law.
Making Choices. It was Not Easy!
Upon being in love, getting married and having kids, no one expects such crazy things to happen in life. Unexpected things come up all the time. Accidents, illness, death in the family and so on.
No one expects to fall into such unexpected problems such as alcoholism. To live with an alcoholic and try and navigate their thoughts and play their games is tiring. It is mentally exhausting and takes a terrible toll on the family. But there are things we must do and this plan of mine… Well, I had to follow through.
One Bold Move! Execute the Plan!
As mentioned, we planned the trip to Bali as we always had. It was scheduled for early March and we had about a week to go. The hope for my ex to volunteer to go off to rehab didn’t work. It was time to set the plan in motion.
After I consulted with the lawyer, I filed for sole custody of the children and acquired all the proper paperwork. I was legally taking the children into custody and this was step one.
It was Harder Than I thought. Step Two.
With each step closer to my plan, I became more and more nervous. This was probably the hardest thing I ever had to do. Being in business and dealing with clients, employees and business associates had nothing on this. No deal and no negotiation were as hard as having to take away the children from their mom.
I waited until the last minute of our trip to Bali. We had all the bags packed and ready to load on the car. I decided that even though we would leave the kids should go to school. Though I knew I had other plans…
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