A couple have a stormy relationship, the girl has a few affairs, both seperate on and off during which time the girl phones the guy to tell him which man she is sleeping with that week. They have children even though both are only in thier early 20's. The children are being put in danger because the mother is sleeping with druggies who smoke around the children. The father is posessed with the young woman and cant break the emotional ties, he "loves" her. He begins to suffer from depression and just cant move on or break his addiction to her... (does anyone have any information on dealing with this obsession?)
When the father tries to break away from the woman she constantly calls him and texts him telling him she will never leave him in peace. So no matter how he has tried to leave her, she gets him back. She also starts sending threatning texts to the family of the father. One day she gets back together with the father, goes round to his house, an argument hits off and he throws a little phone book at the mother, it cuts her face, he refuses to let her leave the house until she has sorted something out, police turn up and arrest the father charging him with assualt, handcuff him and escort him away to spend the evening in a cell. He has never reported any of the above problems with the girlfreind to the authorities but now the police see HIM as the criminal and threaten him with 3 months prison when he turns up at the hearing on Wednesday this week.
Will he get 3 months? Is that how the law works? Can the police dish out a sentence even before the hearing? They seem to have took no notice of his plight and I am biased because he is my brother, but she has turned up with someone elses lovebites even when she has been with him. She has a foul mouth and always calls him a dickhead and other names, she seems to have sucked the life right out of him, now his depression seems out of control, he has even tried suicide and is threatning to do it again, but is very angry also. He was raised a JW but left in his teens. He now looks like an abusive partner and she looks like the victim, I disagree with him on throwing the phone book but under the same circumstances I wonder if I'd have thrown it too.
Anyone else been in an abusive relationship that can offer advice?