Mom is abused by step-dad
Before my mom met my step father, she was raising me, my sister, and my brother, without any help from family. She was constantly working, but she always made time for us. She would cook, clean, and help us with school. It wasn’t until I was 12 that she got into dating.
Now she is married to someone who degrades her. She is constantly being told she is fat. Or in his exact words: “an old, fat, b****”. He tells her that, even though she works, she is worthless, and that she is a “lazy w****”. He blames everything on her. From bills, to unfortunate accidents.
Worst of all, he screams at the top of his lungs at her. For anything. He doesn’t stop until she goes into her room and locks the door. Sometimes he threatens to kill himself when she does this, because she “isn’t listening” to him. He’s always whining about not being heard, and having no authority over his step-kids.
Although he doesn’t physically harm her or us, he destroys furniture and home decorations. Mainly stuff that will make noise, like glass vases, and one time, the television. He’s punched holes through walls, destroyed cabinets, and smashed glass on the kitchen floor.
She’s threatened to pack her stuff and go. But truthfully, we all know that she can’t leave him. She loves him too much.