Our expert says:
Awfully frustraing and hurtful for you, PK. I suppose he "thinks he can treat women like that" - because he can -because now several women in his experience have let him treat them like that, and get away with it.
But don't let yourself suffer for what he has been doing wrong, and certainly don't let the child suffer - he/she is the only totally innocent person involved here. Make absolutely sure, with the help of a counsellor if necessary, that you can distinguish between disliking the father, for good reasons, and loving the child - for even better reasons.
Don't waste your energy on living backwards, focussing on the anger - including unhelpful anger towards yourself for having trusted him. Rather just learn from the experience, and make sure you don't allow such a thing to happen again.
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