Originally Posted by patteeu
Oh OK. I'm glad you got the validation you needed to stop running away. You seem much more confident with this supposed crowd at your back. It's a moot point now though so it's a little late for you to get the courage to give me a straight answer to my simple question. I guess that means we're done here unless you can think of something else.
I didn't need any time to get up the courage. I had the courage from the beginning. I could have said anything I wanted at that point but didn't because you didn't deserve a response and a great many people agreed.
I needed the time because I walked away from the computer and went outside to build some fence. Don't get too many 60-degree days in November around here.
Let me ask you a serious question: what in the world is your point?
His mother TOLD HIM she was being abused. What AT ALL does MY definition of abuse have to do with anything? Perhaps if you explain your motivation for wanting to know, it would help the situation.
As it is, I - and about a dozen other people - see your question as typical DC-style "turn it on the victim" deflection.