There is no court order in place yet I had hoped we could do it on our own. He is extremely passive aggressive with substance abuse issues. I am still very much in a abusive situation (verbally & emotionally) even though we have been separated for over a year, and currently I am applying for a restraining order as he admitted to ruining my tires on my vehicle and removing certain items from my home when he was able to visit our daughter here..
He does not see the safetly side of it as it would appear it is more of a control issue for him. He was to have returned our daughter at 8am this morning and did not return her until 9:45 am, arguing that it was his parental right.
At this point I am unsure of how to stress the importance of our daughter's safety, or his need to be present when he has her.
Do you recommend involving the courts or therpists?