Geraldine says she was a great mom to her three sons until she met her second husband.
“I got pregnant while still married, moved from California to Maine,” she says. “My plan was to take all my children with me. I fought as hard as I could for custody of my sons, and I ultimately lost.”
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Geraldine started her new life 3,000 miles away from her young boys but says she made every effort to remain in their lives.
“I made phone calls on a daily basis. I flew back and forth, I don’t know how many times. I’m sure I missed birthdays and Christmases with them,” she says. “In my heart, I don’t feel I abandoned them; I tried to be a mother from a distance.”
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Geraldine’s three sons claim they were abandoned by their mother, only saw her occasionally and were subjected to numerous empty promises of her returning home for them to be a family again. Now, 25 years later, the men say they don’t want a relationship with Geraldine because she has never truly apologized for her behavior.
“In the past several years, I have become aware that my children are very angry at me. I have apologized many times. I made mistakes, and they need to move on,” she says. “Their level of hatred is way beyond what I deserve. I’ve become a victim … I want to know why I’m still being punished for things that happened 25 years ago.”WATCH: Brothers Claim Mom Left a Trail Of Broken Promises After She Moved Across The Country To Start A New Family 25 Years Ago
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