Years ago when I was told I had Cancer and had six weeks to live, my son turned on me due to being told 3 weeks later I had no Cancer he believed I had lied to him so he started beating me up breaking and fracturing many bones in different parts of my body. By the time he turned 18 I had had enough of the violence so told him to leave our home (this was an extremely decision). Well I kept on loving him through all of this and telling him constantly that I loved him. My son is now a qualified Diesel Mechanic, Married with a Son and is the most loving son anyone could ask for so no matter the situation just keep showing unconditional love and they Will turn around, My son now rings me from Melbourne on a regular basis to check I am okay and shows me love in many ways.

Posted by Tina, 23rd May 2016

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  • Thank God your son has his life back on track & you must be a very strong & courageous Mum to deal with the problem the way you did. Wishing you years of love & happiness together.

    • Thank You for your lovely comments. I was just being a mum don’t know about strong Haha but Thank You.


  • I’m glad to hear that things have turned out for the better with you and your son’s relationship.

    • It has not been an easy road but we have got through it and are now on the other side. Thank You for your comments.


  • Wonderful that you now have a healthy relationship with your son despite the past.Best Wishes.

    • Thank You yes it was a hard road but all good now


  • Wow, I’m amaz ed that he turned around, but I’m so glad he did.

    • Thank You for your comments I also am so glad.


  • As tragic as it must have been for you, I am glad that things have turned out well. You have to wonder whether it comes down to a mothers love being like no other.

    • I often wonder that also a Mothers love is so much better than anyone else’s.


  • This sounds very traumatic. I hope your son truly has gotten past his violence.

    • Yes he has really changed when he went from our place he went to live with a lady who was involved with a lot of people with different problems health-wise and I think he had such a wake up call at this time as that is when the change started.


  • An amazing story and message of love. I don’t know how you managed to cope with the hurt it would have caused. Well done. When parents are diagnosed I think children do find it hard to cope and/or accept that problems exist. Especially confusing when things don’t progress as they imagine.

    • It was very hard to think this is your child doing this and was hard work all round. I do agree it was a very hard time for both my children as at this time they did not have counselling for children only for spouses, then to be told one thing then a totally different story would have been so confusing for him as he was the oldest of the two so understood more but not enough.


  • Dreadful that you endured such horrific violence and good on you for taking care of yourself and making a decision for your welfare. Hope you have been able to deal with this trauma. Violence is not acceptable.

    • Hi Thank You for your kind words. I dont know that I have really gotten over what happened but have learnt to put it away and get on with life it has been hard even now when he raises his voice in a discussion I tend to cower away and I can feel myself doing this but cannot stop it. One day I pray it will stop as my son now is a totally different person to whom he was.

      • I hope you have some ongoing support to help you. Trauma is so difficult to deal with and being brave and talking about it is huge. No doubt, it will help others too that may have suffered or be enduring violence. Big hugs to you and all women everywhere in this position. xo


  • It must have been so hard on you to see your son’s reaction years ago. I’m glad you were strong enough to face him later on. It was a strong and surely difficult decision, but who knows how your life would have been, if you hadn’t thrown him out. It’s so nice to hear that your constant love helped!! Well done!!

    • Thank You I am so glad I did what I did to save myself but yes it was a very difficult decision to make and to live with for a long while, but now I realise it was the best thing I could have done at the time and now I have the son I so love back.


  • That is just awful! A friend of mine is having issues with her son at the moment. He’s violent and abusive toward her, 29 and still lives at home, never lived alone or had a girlfriend or a job. She had to go to court to try an AVO to have him removed from get house, she was scared he would end up killing her. He’s living with his sister now, thinking he can move back in with mum when the 60 days are up, even tho mum has said that won’t happen! Mum us in court today to have the 60 day no contact order extended.

    • I am praying the court stands behind her and keeps this boy (no he is a man now) away from her and I do not think it is safe for him to be with his sister either how long before he starts his domination over her. I am praying for them all in this matter.

      • I can’t understand why it is only for 60 days. If it was husband and wife or a de-facto relationship it would be permanent. It would be in SA. In fact you should be able to have it done in such away that he isn’t even allowed to go past your house – provided you are living in it and not elsewhere.


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