I’m in awe of all the support I received to assist in dealing with the crisis of Richard’s kids as they attempted to return to Mexico (where they live). It’s quite a challenge in itself, Richard and the kids all fly from Seattle to San Diego and their mother picks them up and takes them back.
How it all went down was like an episode of a family in crisis on some cops TV show. I’m in awe of my partner Richard, for defending himself against the verbal attacks and physical threats from his ex, not through retaliation, but through justice, having a police presence de-escalate the situation and support his decision not to take any more abuse from her.
As a counselor, I’m all about talking through issues, if possible, but I’ve lived through and watched this toxic relationship for over eight years. Every visit, she has created one drama or another to manipulate the situation, threaten him all in an effort to alienate him from the right to see his kids. It’s very sick and very sad.
It’s such a contrast to the relatively peaceful existence we had with his children while they were here this summer. There was nothing to confront, other than encouraging them to do a bit more in the nice weather. We laughed, we had fun, no drama.
But what got Richard through today, was support from the legal system, myself and by extension, all the prayers and Reiki light sent his way from my friends. Thank you all. To my knowledge, the children did return safely, albeit, to the home of their troubled mother. ]
My hope for them continues to be that some day, perhaps as adults, they’ll be able to appreciate and see the truth of what their father has done and endured just to be able to see them all these years.
Eileen Dey 2014