Our expert says:
Whatever else if going on, he sounds like a very unhappy kid. Any chance of taking him to see a counsellor, preferably a child shrink, for careful assessment, and advice based on the results of that ? You don't know, if the man you have been with has been abusive towards you, whether he may also have been abusive towards the lad, and the boy may also be upset at seeing the guy be abusive towards you, and perhaps angry at you for accepting this. And this guy may, at least by example, have taught the boy to be violent and abusive.
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