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I gave John some of the phenobarbitones I was taking at the time … Coldly and calmly I crushed the tablets and put them in his bottle but I wasn’t aware that this was going to hurt John. Obviously, deep down within me all I wanted was to have Mel back. I didn’t realize the seriousness of how it almost killed John. I think I was thinking that if things weren’t quite all right and the baby wasn’t well, he wouldn’t go.
She later took John to hospital and he suffered no permanent harm but as a result she lost custody of both her children. After a five-year break she now sees them regularly.
Such desperate measures are unusual; they were the culmination of a prolonged period of uncertainty and ill-health, but many single parents will recognize the stress of knowing that their ex-partner can now only be reached through fuelling anxieties about the children.