Is he abusive?

United States
April 11, 2008 3:38pm CST
Ok my husband and I think my best friend's husband is being subtly abusive to her. He has a horrible temper and everyone around them including her knows it. Her 11 year old daughter told me last night she hates him for how he is. She feels that he doesn't even like her mother around her. I've been teaching her to crochet and she loves it and is very good at it. Today we went to Wal Mart so she could get some yarn for a couple projects and get her own hooks, both of which he said she could have 20 dollars to spend on that. Well, while we're at the store he complains about the cost which is well under 20 dollars. The other day I was showing her how to make something and she kept making mistakes and he kept listening very closely. He also would constantly interrupt when I started to talk to her. Right now she and him are sleeping in their truck and he has started making her sleep in the truck while he's at work and its parked at his job. He makes her stay in the truck while he sleeps by pouting if she leaves and getting mad if she wants to be up here with me. He has also dang near snapped the screen part of her laptop off and now the colors are all screwed up. I'm scared for her, but she just doesn't see it. I wish I knew what to do for her. Its hard because I feel like her husband is trying to keep her away from me.
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@kykidd (6818)
• United States
11 Apr 08
That is so sad, and it is scary that she doesn't see it. I can't believe he makes her stay in the truck. She needs to go to some self confidence meetings maybe?
• United States
11 Apr 08
Well she says she wants to sleep in the truck and she feels safer where he works cuz he can keep an eye on it but my husband and I think it has something to do with him wanting her there. I'm working on building her self confidence with the crocheting.