People don’t get convicted of child abuse, unless there is sufficient evidence. When someone’s own solicitor says to a client to plead guilty of a lessor charge – to avoid prison, there clearly is sufficient evidence. I was lied to about all this.
When there are so many known instances of lying about other people, and continual bizarre behaviours, continual self absorption, continual lack of self insight, continual blaming of everyone else, and never looking within at who is the issue – you know not to believe what you are being told about anything.
Unhealthy, toxic people, who lie – never tell you the full story. They only tell you what they want you to believe – that gains them sympathy and no accountability. They manipulate people, and easily. It’s always someone else’s fault. Never theirs. They can do ‘no wrong’. They reel you in to their webs of deceit and drama. As narcissistic people do.
When this is about trivial things, that’s one matter.
When it’s about child abuse, that is completely different. And never condonable, or excusable.
I am thankful when children are taken off an abusive parent and I can only hope this continues to happen with any other children. And I’m not at all surprised there are family members who have no contact with unhealthy, manipulative, dishonest people and many other people choose to stay away. I wish I had gotten out of the situation earlier. But, I know I was just trying to be a friend and I’m okay with that.
Children need to be protected from abusive parents. Especially the ones who lie and deny and will never take responsibility.
Praise God for all the people concerned, who work hard to deal with abusive parents and family members.