I wish my granddaughter would dump her low-life boyfriend

DEAR DEIDRE: I WISH I could step in and protect my granddaughter when her boyfriend starts on her.

We live in the same block of flats and I’m her grandad. I’m 64 and registered disabled. My granddaughter is 24 and lives with a low-life.


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Her last boyfriend was abusive and this one is worse. He’s 30.

He’s hit her and the neighbours hear her screaming.

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He was harassing her outside the block and it came up on the security camera. A couple of people stepped in.

I’ve talked to her but she says her boyfriend has ADHD and can’t help himself.

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DEIDRE SAYS: Having a mental health condition is not an excuse for violence in a relationship. Someone who loves her wouldn’t want to hurt her.

Find a moment to tell her you are worried about her and she deserves better treatment.

If she won’t leave him, encourage her to go to you, or a friend, if she sees her partner getting agitated.

There are further sources of help in my Abusive Partner support pack.

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