Date: 27 Jun 2017 8:55 am Title: Chapter 8 How to Win
NO. You have to get her out of there!
Date: 27 Jun 2017 7:41 am Title: Chapter 8 How to Win
What a horrible, manipulating little.......! I can understand why Phil hates her children, but am worried about what she's going to do now.
Many thanks for this story Myth Tree. Looking forward to the next installment when you have time.
Date: 27 Jun 2017 7:24 am Title: Chapter 8 How to Win
please don't make us wait too long, I'm on tenterhooks to see what happens.
Date: 24 Jun 2017 8:15 pm Title: Chapter 7 How stupid am I?
Poor Phil. she has had a rough time. I'm surprised Ian has even agreed to Cecily and John visiting, he'll probably soon produce reasons why they shouldn't come, it's going to be obvious if they that she isn't involved in her children's lives at all, even if he could hide his nasty ways during the visit.
Date: 22 Jun 2017 8:23 pm Title: Chapter 1 Pip is Dead
In one way I am loving this, and in one way not. It brings back some bad memories.
Having said that, this kind of abuse is sadly common and anything that increases awareness is important.
Date: 18 Jun 2017 5:58 pm Title: Chapter 5 A Delusion to Cling too
Ooh, a letter...
Abusers always bring out the good times. The good times make you doubt and think that they're not all bad (and further lead into the ideas that you can change them; that the abuse is your fault for riling them up; that maybe you are going overboard in your negative depictions of them). Blegh.
Date: 15 Jun 2017 2:26 pm Title: Chapter 1 Pip is Dead
Phil needs to leave him NOW! Interesting side to Mrs Smythe who has decided to put up with what is probably the same situation.
I'm sorry though that Phil hasn't been able to bond with her children. Not having them with her will make escape easier but even so . . .
Date: 15 Jun 2017 2:11 pm Title: Chapter 4 Not His Fault
Ian is a very manipulating man and his mother is colluding with him. I am pleased Phil is reappearing.
The way her mother-in-law took control of the boys is terrible, I am sure if Phil had dealings with them she would have bonged.
Date: 13 Jun 2017 7:19 pm Title: Chapter 3 Stench
Phil, I am pleased you have woken up to Ian' manipulation, but it is not good to blame the boys. However putting them in a nanny's care and in another household is another sign of Ian' manipulation.
Loved Phil's response to the computer
Thanks for the update