- How long has Louis been suffering from the addiction?
- How many times has Louis had a mental breakdown? Are their any other sighs that you ex-husband has shown that concern his mental capability?
- Has there been any support given to your husbands as far as his condition is concerned?
- Has his drug addiction in any way affected his responsibility as you child father?
- Is there a way forward?
Holly is determining to file the case against Louis; her argument is that he has not been of any help to the child or play part of his development process. The above questions are designed to show if the case of Holly is just and be admissible in court in his quest in finding a solution to assist her child. The first question is on the period in which Louis. This will determine whether the condition will be considered on the case she is aiming to file (Blume, 2005).
The other issue will be that on number of times the condition of his husband has been affected with his conditions and any other sighs seen by Holly has showed about his condition. This will be used to source information on whether Louis is able to affect Lisa. Lisa is important to the case that involves holly and Louis, in that her welfare is the one that is prompting holly to file the case. If he is not violent and not hamming Lisa in any way then it becomes the matter of question if the accusation is just (Miller, 2010).
The question on if Louis has been helped or not is important, there is need to ensure that the former husband is helped to ensure his mental senses and ensure is able to fend for his child and perform his parental duties. The issues affecting his husband are all directly and indirectly affecting Holly and her child. In conclusion the question aims is to gather information and try to help the husbands condition and find a solution to their problem.
Holly is suffering from psychosocial and environmental problem, as a result of primary groups in our case it due to divorce. Holly is suffering from the disorder due to her separation with Louis. The result has been trauma and stress that has resulted on Holly contemplating on other means to solve her problem. The case she is about to file is due to stress and a matter of desperation. She is aware that Louis has no capacity to take care of the needs and the well-being of Lisa due his additions instead of offering support to him is thinking of heading to court (Miller, 2011).
Stress has resulted to anger and misjudgment by Holly. She needs psychological help in that she should be able go to consider the husband condition an impact it will have to then child and her environment. It may prove difficult for her to try and balance between her demands and what the child needs. A wrong move may result in hurting the child, all this activities and events that are have befallen Holly has resulted to depression. Professional help is the only thing that she requires to aid her in decision making and enable her to leave make informed ones. Counseling will result Holly making up her mind on issues about her child and ex-husband. The fact that holly has described her former husband as harmless is all what should be of concern. The reasoning behind it is that holly may judge Louis as harmless but he needs to be kept under supervision for him to assess and report the findings, the best time to exercise this supervision is immediately.
Holly has described his husband as one who has been harmless but has not been able to work continuously for the past six years. This has affected all both Lisa and her financially. Louis is suffering from mental and psychological problem; this has resulted from the continuous abuse of drugs. Apart from him being unable to perfume his duties as a husband Louis, depression has been the reason as to why Louis has resulted in taking drugs as a solution. The issue of drugs has been the reason as to why his family separated. His actions has not only affected him as a person but his daughter and resulted to him getting divorced to his wife.
The man in question needs professional help in that he is to be helping him overcome the drug problem that has affected his social life (Myers & Salt, 2007). By helping Louis then Holly will be helping his daughter. Louis will cross examined by a profession in that he will be supervised for a period of time. His actions will be the one to determine his treatment and therapy. From the global Assessment of Function scale Louis will be judged according to what the drug has affected his life. He is suffering from moderate symptoms in that he has been affected socially (Miller, 2010). These include his occupation. This has resulted in the inability to function at work. Holly has been witnessing the events unfolding in Louis life.
The solution to this problem is not by court or divorce. Holly should have consulted specialist to help Louis from the suffering he has been through. Drugs may be self-inflicted but the effects have been felt by Holly herself this calls for alarm.
All things unfolding, Holly has been the one who has been suffering the most. As far as all the three has problems of their own for Louis it’s the drug issue. Lisa has suffered from the effects of been brought up with a single parent (Miller, 2011). All this happenings have affect Holly has had to deal the matter and affected her. She has to balance the needs of her child and the challenges she is facing as a result of her failed relationship with the husband.
There is need to assist the three, court injunctions won’t be the solution the fact remains he is the biological child. The change of behavior and life style of Louis will be a positive to both Lisa and Holly (Bushfield & DeFord, 2010). The counseling will involve psychological help for both Holly and Lisa. Louis will be helped by first being rehabilitated and then professional help to ensure he regains his duties as the provider of Lisa’s needs and demands.
The marriage issue will be dealt with after the drugs problem has been dealt with first. It’s not yet too late for both Holly and Louis since all can be solved. In the situation where Louis is beyond help, then it’s when Holy will run to the court for assistance.
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