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          PLAYING Why Woman Says She ‘Threw Up’ Her Hands And Stopped Fighting To Get Custody Of Her Children

          Why Woman Says She ‘Threw Up’ Her Hands And Stopped Fighting To Get Custody Of Her Children


          May 9, 2017

          Christine says after she lost custody of her children to her ex, David, she wondered whether he was abusing their daughter, Kelly.

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          “I would see pictures of David and Kelly on Facebook, and it would just seem odd. I was seeing his arm around her, like a couple,” Christine says. “After my granddaughter was born, she looked like one of my kids. I asked Kelly point blank, ‘Is he touching you?’ She said, ‘No, he’s not.’”

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          Christine says she tried to continue to remain in contact with her children but claims David made it difficult. “David wouldn’t let me talk to the kids. Communication pretty much stopped after the first year. I wasn’t able to see them either,” she says. “After a few times trying to go through the court, I finally just threw my hands up in the air and said, ‘[Expletive] it. I’ll see them when they’re 18.”

          Christine says it wasn’t until years later that her daughter called her and admitted that David had been molesting her since she was 11 and fathered her two children.

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          “I want to have the perfect mother and daughter relationship,” Christine says. “At this point, the only thing I want to accomplish is to have my daughter move on. I know it was traumatic, it’ll take some time to get over, but you just have to move on. Life goes on.”

          Does Christine stand by her decision to give up fighting for custody? See what happens when Dr. Phil questions her on Tuesday’s episode. Check here to see where you can watch.

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