ANSWERS: 43
  • Yes, I would. As their mother, it is my responsibility to protect them.
  • Without a second thought, I would.
  • In a heartbeat!
  • yes I would leave but not before getting some revenge for my children.
  • I am not a mother but hopefully soon to be adoptive mom and yes I would. I cannot understand why a person would stay with an abusive spouse. Abusing children or spouse. Been there done that and I do know it is easier said than done.
  • Absolutely, without a second thought.
  • Yes, immediately without a backward glance.
  • I'd make her leave me and get that ratified in court. Who could ever in any good conscience do that?
  • Absolutely! he may not be mistreating you in the same way, but he's mistreating your children and that alone is disrespecting you since they are your blood and your hopes and aspirations reside in them.
  • Faster than a gazelle
  • I wouldn't think twice about it. I'd be willing to let her get the help she needs and work her way back in the family's good graces, but it would take time.
  • Faster than you could read these answers!: I would go to court to get a restraining order against her! Thanks for asking your Q! I enjoyed answering it! VTY, Ron Berue Yes, that is my real last name! Sources: Because you asked.
  • Anything beyong what I'd consider acceptable discipline? Absolutely.
  • To mistreat a child is, to me, more disturbing that even spousal abuse. A parent is supposed to be the most trustworthy individual in the child's life. Betraying that trust is horrible and will have long-lasting effects on the child. The parent is also the ultimate role-model. Presumably, the message that mistreating others is acceptable is one you do not want taught to your children; yet that is what your spouse is doing. I could see maybe one alternative. If the spouse recognizes the problem and seeks help (not just saying they will, but actually doing so), perhaps something could be salvaged. Judging by the tone of your question, though, the chance for that is dead and gone.
  • In a New York Minute! He would be better off walking through hell with gasoline pants on than to mistreat my kid.
  • I would not just leave him he would be sitting in a cell, noone lays a finger on my children and gets away with it, also any other child that comes in suspect, all children are our children and we must open our eyes to see
  • Yes I would.:-)
  • In a heart beat!
  • Yes. Immediately. No one is going to mistreat my children.
  • Leave... I only hope that's all I would do to an abusive spouse!
  • Define "mistreating."
  • Depending on your definition of mistreatment, will determine whether or not you should even consider leaving a marriage your have made a committment to Don't get me wrong, but we all have different views. I believe that we all have issues that need worked out. Perhaps this is your case, but if it is anything more than disciplining (properly), then it is questionable. What exactly are you refering to?
  • if my spouse ever even THOUGHT about mistreating my baby boy id have his head on a platter and his balls in a jar. i swore to my son i would not let anyone harm him in any way as i was harmed when i was a kid.
  • Yes, the children come first. Putting the husband before the kids is just flat out selfish and abusive.
  • yup of course the kids come 1st (always). How can you have a man or woman who claims to love you but can't love your children...
  • YES!! When I have kids, I don't care if I have to live on the street, My kids come first.
  • Before my next breath...I would never tolerate that. :D
  • I might just KILL my spouse depending on what you mean by "mistreating my children." And I'm not married (anymore) or a parent (except for my 4 legged "kids")!
  • Of course, in a minute. My kids always come first.
  • Absolutely! Why would anyone stay with someone who harms the innocent? Who is next.. you????? When you say mistreating I am assuming the spouse is cutting up their self esteem either by physical abuse and or mental. I love my kids and if my husband ever treated them badly I would go, as my kids are important to me, more than anything in the world, you only get one chance to raise them, its important you do whats best for them and mistreatment is not a benefit for them.
  • Wouldn't even look back!
  • ABSOLUTLY YES!!!! if there is a question of choosing a guy over someone who is ur own flesh and blood I think it is a pretty easy decision!
  • yes if i had children i would children deserve the love and protection from their parents xxxxxx
  • Yes. Not sure what else to say. It bothers me to think of how many parents or there s/o's mistreat children. Wheather or not you enter into a marriage with kids already or you have children with this person, it is just as bad to mistreat your own or someone else's
  • Yeah a little bit, more so mom then anyone else. We have called social services but they need physical proof of the abuse. the 11 year old came home and told my sister and her dad. I asked the lady if we are suppose to wait till the turn up dead for something to happen or what. These poor kids.
  • I would have to say yes. It is not fair to them to be treated badly. If they are not treated well it could really do some damage to them in the long run.
  • ALWAYS - everytime
  • always remeber your a mother before your someones lover. and if your children are being mistreated then its up to you as a parent their protector to get them out of that situation. if not it can lead to worser situations. abuse with children always begins out with small situations like name calling. even if its you being abused your children are being abused as well because they are the ones who have to watch it. and they know they are to small to do something about this. and cannot protect themselves. thats why god provides two sets of parents for children for when one is abusing them the other can get the out of his situation.
  • Before they had the chance to say or touch them again! Sometimes words hurt more than hits, if they are mistreating childern it is becuase they are not grown up or maybe brave enough to try it on adults. No mater the abuse no child desires to be hurt!
  • Yes, absolutely. I would have to protect my children. I would separate until the situation could be resolved, or the marriage ended due to inability or unwillingness to fix the problem. There would be conditions on reconciliation, such as therapy and monitoring.
  • define mistreat
  • Yes and I would take the kids with me
  • Yes I would leave, and send his ass to jail... after beating the S**t out of him and maybe having a few family members get to him too! :)

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