Hi My 15 year old has just told me he wants to move in with his dad though I know his dad is neglectful in many ways and his dad also fails to communicate with me at all. It is a toxic situation and my son states he hates both homes. This is following me calling out his ongoing disrespectful behaviour to me and hiding in his room with his phone. I am trying to establish good household rules as a ‘family’ but he just does what he wants and contributes nothing. I have been overcompensating for years to make up for where his dad lacks. Unfortunately his dad has had him 50 50 for the last five years. I am hurt as I do everything for my son and he says that I am disrespectful to him. I am struggling as I am kind of confused about how to manage his disrespect with no back up from his father. I have difficulty in managing his kind of aggressive and harsh behaviour as I am quite triggered from previous relationships including the stone walling and gaslighting from his father. I feel like I am failing and am hurting a lot. Any feedback appreciated.
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