I feel like I can't take much more. My mom is leaving for texas for the winter next monday, and on the same morning I go to court for custody hearing for 16 yr old daughter. My 17 yr old is home today from School with a migraine, due to crying almost all last night. Her dad left a message on her cell phone yesterday at noon. She said she wasn't ready to hear his argueing and complaining. Well he called a couple more times and last night at 9 pm he called again so she answered. He was mad because of my daughter going to cater a wedding with his Girlfriend and Kaylee told his g-friend she was so sick of her dad. Her dad wanted to know why she just didn't call and complain to him not his g-friend she told her dad she has told him many times but it goes in one ear and out the other. Well the conversation went to poor pitiful wooes me (her dad whining) when my daughter got off the phone she was crying so hard she couldn't catch her breath I just held her tight. she told me All i have wnated my whole life was a dad, why can't he just be my dad? He wants me to give him another chance but I don't want to be hurt again, she told me. When I talk to him she says it is like a stranger saying I love you, She said I don't even know who he is, other than an alcoholic, abusive and mean man. She was so upset, mom I am turning 18 in a few days and I can't remember having a dad, we all know how much girls just want to be the apple of their dad's eye. I hurt so bad for her and see what he does to her, She said I know I have to shut him out of my life but it's so hard. This is one of those times I just want to take away all her pain wash out the cut and tell her to go back out and play but that doesn' work now. I fell like I have to continue to pick up the peices he just walks in and scatterd all over the place. now he is sending my daughter into migraines again this isn't the first time. just need incouragement to face yet another day. thank you all.