Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: | 2013/12/04 Emotional blackmail Hi, I am divorced with 3 boys, with the oldest being 14. My ex husband is a very abusive, aggressive and controlling person, which was part of the reason that we divorced. He was also unfaithful. My ex husband got primary residence of the children and they come to me on the weekends. He is sueing me for maintenance, which is still being finalised in court. I feel that I pay my portion, but my ex expects me to pay an exhorbatant amount, which I refuse. As a result, he tells my kids that I do not want to support them and that I don't care about them and I am happy to see them starve. He gets them to phone me and tell me that they have nothing for supper which is heartbreaking for me. Regardless that he has luxuries like a maid , DSTV, etc. As a result, my oldest son doesn't want to see me or even talk to me on the phone as he is totally believing the rubbish that my ex is telling him. I feel that he is poisoning their minds and is brainwashing them against me. I don't know how to deal with this or what I can do to stop it. I don't believe my ex is a good influence on my kids and is a bad role model. My son is obviously reacting to the drama as he has now failed this year at school, even though an IQ test done earlier on in the year showed him to be above average. I can't afford private councelling and my medical aid doesn't cover it. he would also refuse to go as my ex says it is nonsense and he doesn't need it, but I feel he desperately does. I am so concerned for his future and worry that my other 2 boys will follow as they get older (they are currently age 8 and 3). Please help. Thank you Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions Pharmapress verses enalapril. Left side of forehead twitching everyday. Water birth. Betanoid Syrup. Ankle swelling and burning sensation. Eye damage from eclipse. Shadow after cataract removal. Eye pain. Is vaginal discharge a sign of pregnancy? Stutter. Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? Did Herbex Slimmer work for weight loss for anybody? Sexual harassment. Husband in denial How do you identify gender issues in tweens? advertisement From our sponsors Johannesburg conference to tackle digital transformation in healthcare Coital incontinence: the ‘oops’ women are too afraid to talk about Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS WIN a R2000 voucher. Great skin is just a click away!