DEAR AMY: One of my closest friends is in a very unhappy marriage with a man she says is emotionally and verbally abusive. He has refused to seek help for his anger issues.
They now have the opportunity to adopt a 4-year-old girl, whose mother is battling mental illness and poverty.
I was already concerned that they were trying to adopt, with an unstable marriage and with her husband’s anger issues.
Now she has told me that they have discussed my friend leaving the marriage to start a new life right after the adoption is final, leaving him with the child he has always wanted.
I asked if she feels comfortable leaving a 4-year-old girl who has been through a lot already in her short life, with an abusive rageaholic. My friend says yes, she feels her husband is only horrible to her and has been doting on the little girl in visits.
I pointed out that a visit is one thing,…
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