Hi, good day. THIS MIGHT BE A LONG POST!
25+ years ago my dad married a terrible woman, he didn’t ask my sister or I how we felt about her and he had no idea what was going on behind the scenes while he was at work (he’s a trucker). She had a son she treated like a prince and he chose to remain ignorant and still does to this day.
But despite being mentally disabled(I knew her when I was between the ages of 8-12 and I’m autistic, hard of hearing, I have very slow motor and mental skills). I was beaten and constantly grounded for reasons she would make up(she couldn’t abide the sight of her husbands mentally disabled daughter). I was not fed much as she didn’t think I was worth cooking for so I had to earn my meals.
She knew dad would believe her lies over anything I said so when I would tell her the truth, she would take out a belt and hit me with it everywhere, then, when dad got home, she would tell him I’d lied and he would belt me when he got home ( so I’d get it twice). This is just the tip of the iceberg too. Anyways, he’s divorcing her now, 25 years while my sister and I continue to mentally struggle after the mental and emotional scars she’s left on us both.
Is there anything I can do about her? Is it too late to take her to court and either sue her or send her to jail? You can’t call her, she’s crazy and you can’t get a word in as she rambles crazily. We’ve tried talking to dad, to not be so generous with her but he’s anxious to get married to his new gf who’s in the Philippines. and no, we can’t just “let it go”. Child abusers should never ever be allowed to rest, even if they’re mentally insane.