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Spouse broke item of mine on-purpose......

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29 Jun 08 #29637 by LifeGoesOn
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Three nights ago after getting home from work, my husband & I had words concerning financial matters. One thing led to another and he ended up picking up my brand new sewing machine and dropping it - on purpose. It is broken; will not sew. Sewing is my passion and he knows how much that meant to me. He did it to hurt me and it has hurt me so much. I'm still crying over it. Everytime I close my eyes, I see the whole scene playing over in my brain and I cry again. I want him to be gone out of my life and he refuses to go. We live in my house, I owned before we wed. Very few expensive items here were purchased after the wedding. What should I have done? Should I have called the police? Should I see a lawyer? I have become this man's caregiver, whether I choose to be or not. Seems I have no choice. Now he says he will get me another sewing machine, but I'm wondering where the money is coming from. Since we already have money difficulties, seems like any extra spending of money is just coming out of the money we are already lacking.

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29 Jun 08 #29639 by Ephelia
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I'm sure someone will reply to your post soon with legal/practical advice but I just wanted to send you my sympathy; it must have been very distressing to have such a thing happen to you. Not only have you lost a valuable material object but to do such a thing to something that is so very important to you is overtly unkind and malicious and done to inflict emotional pain, which is far worse than just the loss of your sewing machine.

I hope things calm down and nothing else like this happens. Best wishes to you.

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29 Jun 08 #29642 by Angel557
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Hi Lifegoeson

What would the cost be to repair the sewing machine?
Just before we split my ex broke alot of my items , my car indicator stick, my sun lounger, my pc monitor and the list goes on , he refused to pay or part pay for new items i never had 1p to my name thanks to him not giving me any.Best thing was when we cut all ties and he went.Maybe you need to get a occuapation order to get him out thats an option for you , i know someone with more knowledge on the subhect will be able to tell you more about that.

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