He says I’m a bad mother and no one likes me anyway.

Teddy on a swing

“He says I’m a bad mother and no one likes me anyway. He says he’d get the children taken off me because I can’t look after them properly and that no one will believe me if I tell them anything. He says I’m useless at helping the children with their homework because I’m so stupid. I never got any qualifications. The children can’t have sleepovers or friends to play as he says they’re too noisy. He once said that if I left him, he’d do anything to make sure I never saw them again but I’m not sure what he meant by this.”