Feeling Alone and Abandoned - By Deena


I get called a fool for taking my baby to prison to visit her Dad. I know what he's done is not acceptable, but on one hand I'm encouraged to visit him by organisations etc, and on the other hand I'm being slagged off by my family for going visiting him. Prisoners families are often told how important it is to maintain family ties and if possible, try to stay in contact as much as you can. But that doesn't make it easier if you have a family like mine who are totally against me visiting him with our daughter. I feel alone and don't know where to look for support because the only person who is really talking to me is my partner in prison at the moment. Is there any direction you can point me in please?