I left my house this morning to drive my daughter to 1st grade.  We drove, sang songs and talked on the way to school.  The morning was off to a great start.

We pulled up in front of the school and I pulled up against the curb to let my little girl out.  I opened my door and stepped out of the car to help her with her backpack and a car came flying in beside me–blocking my car.  I looked over and it was him– my ex husband and his older brother.  I didn’t know what was happening but I was trembling.  I am terrified of his older brother and could write an entire blog about that.  He (my ex-brother in law) is one of the scariest people that I know and I have fought very hard to keep my daughters away from him.

He handed me paperwork– for an ex parte hearing scheduled for tomorrow morning.  As usual, the paperwork was rambling and strange.  Most of it didn’t even make sense.  The bottom line– he saw my blog and wants it removed.  He wants the custody orders changed and is throwing out words like “defamation” and “slander”.  He threw out accusations of Parental Alienation Syndrome which is the furthest thing from the truth.  He is a bully and he is trying to intimidate me.

This blog isn’t about him.  It’s about my desire to help other women who are in my shoes.  Chin up…forward march.

One Mom’s Battle: Our mission at One Mom’s Battle is to increase awareness of Cluster B personality disorders (Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder) and their impact upon shared parenting and the Family Court System which includes Judges, CPS workers, Guardian ad Litems (GAL), Parenting Coordinators (PC), Custody Evaluators, therapists and attorneys. Education on Cluster B disorders will allow these professionals to truly act in the best interest of the children.

History of One Mom’s Battle: In 2009, One Mom’s Battle began with one mother, (Tina Swithin), navigating the choppy waters of a high-conflict divorce in the Family Court System. Since then, it has turned into a grassroots movement reaching the far corners of the Earth. Tina’s battle spanned from 2009 – 2014 during which time she acted as her own attorney. Ultimately, Tina was successful in protecting her daughters and her family has enjoyed complete peace since October 2014 when a Family Court commissioner called her ex-husband a “sociopath” and revoked his parenting time in a final custody order.

Tina Swithin: Divorcing a narcissist? Tina Swithin’s books are available online at Amazon (print, Kindle or audio format). Each year, Tina offers life-changing weekends of camaraderie and healing at the Lemonade Power Retreat.  Tina also offers one-on-one coaching services and a private, secure forum called, The Lemonade Club, for those enduring high-conflict custody battles.




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