Seeking expert counseling is a sign of strength. A personal relationship with a caring professional is proven clinically effective.
I believe that I can help.
If your son has been under treatment, it is probably for the anxiety that has been caused, at least in part, by seeing his mother abused by this man. He will be able to handle it. If he cannot then he probably has the option of moving in with you. He probably is comfortable in his own space and moving may be more damaging and a source of anxiety, then staying.
I believe he will be fine. Your husband abused you rather than him, and if he begins to abuse your son then your son will not accept it. He is also under the guidance of a psychiatrist who will help him.
Now that you are no longer being abused in front of his eyes or ears, then he will improve.
Do not worry. I believe that your son is resilient and fine. He knows how to get help and has shown a willingness to do so, which shows that he is very capable of seeking solutions to his problems.
I wish you great courage and strength (which you have already demonstrated by moving out). I believe that your son will be just fine.
I shall keep your family in my prayers.
Elliott, MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
Thank you for the quick response.. although it is what I'd hoped to hear.. having the expert knowledge/ is a huge help to me.
Why is it so hard to leave after so many years of crazy verb/abuse, when the abuser starts acting nice an normal again to me?..Why am I suckered into his good acting?
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May God bless you and your son.
ELLIOTT; Thanks so much for the psychologically related Reading suggestion, You have helped me immenslely to stay on track...Not only in the human understanding, but in the professional advice.