One of my best friends has been embroiled in a heart-wrenching child custody dispute for the past couple of years and I have done my best to be there for her, even though I don’t have any experience with anything remotely like this.
She asks me for advice but I don’t know what to say.
She seeks reassurance that she’s doing the right thing. What do I say?
Our friendship has suffered under the strain of this. She tries her best to be interested in my life however all of her time and energy is focused on coping with the possibility that she may one day lose her daughter.
The custody battle between she and her ex-husband has raged on for so long, too long, however last night it became worse than it has ever been before.
I received a phone call from my friend, asking if I would hide her daughter from her ex.
My friend had been advised to collect her daughter because her ex-husband had written in an email that he intended to violate the custody orders that had been in place for the past six months.
She was told to pick her daughter up and to refuse her ex access due to his intended violation of the custody orders and to head back to court for more hellish wrangling over their precious child.
Because she had to go to work she wanted to drop her daughter off at my home so her ex wouldn’t be able to locate her.