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This week’s dilemma is as follows:

You and your husband are getting a divorce. You have a 10 year old child together, and you have every intention of getting custody of him.

Your husband also wants the child, and he threatens to reveal parts of your past that you would rather not have out in the open.

You had an affair a few years ago, and it nearly destroyed your marriage at the time. Also, you’re a recovering alcoholic, who’s been sober for over three years now. The thing is, about thirteen years ago, whilst you were driving under the influence of alcohol, you ran into, and accidentally killed a little boy. You served some time for it, but nobody outside your immediate family knows what you did.

You’re terrified of it all coming out in the open, but you are desperate to keep your child with you.

What do you do? Do you give in to your husband, and let him have full custody, with visitation rights, or do you fight for your child regardless of what may be revealed?