...I stood up to Belle, and as a result she moved out of our home. Stopped allowing her to emotionally and verbally abuse me... Stopped putting up with her garbage. I should never have allowed her back in, but I did. I'm a forgiving sort. But you know what? I'm proud of myself for standing up. Now that Belle and Pat are both out of our lives, things are much more peaceful. We have more disposable income... And we are raising a strong, independent, loving little girl. *sigh* It is bitter sweet. I love Belle and Pat... But I do not like or trust them. And I won't let Belle back in - ever.