Stay strong, you're doing a great job! I am with all the ladies here - very proud of you.
I put up with a lot of lies and dishonesty from my ex for years. First we had 1 baby and I stayed for him, than 2 and I stayed for them and then 3...it took me some time to realize two things
1. The kids were miserable, as was I. So I wasn't staying for them at all.
2. He was never going to change. Ever.
I left him while pregnant with #3 just like you. It was very hard. Half the people we knew took "his" side and wanted nothing to do with me. I lost friends and lost support from his family - who I never really liked, but valued the support with the kids.
When my youngest was 8 months old I met my DH. What a different kind of person he is - so much better for me and for the kids. He loves them and sees them as his own. He loves me, takes care of me, and has never given me a hint of a reason not to trust him.
It was hard to leave my ex, be alone and face being a single mom. But I'm so insanely happy I did. Had I not, I wouldn't be where I am now and would be much worse off!
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