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Old 06-11-2013, 03:13 PM
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I couldn't decide after reading this who was more pathetic...the man or the woman.

The man...who can't make a real commitment, who spends a summer ignoring his kids, and who eventually returns back like a whipped dog because its easier to be miserable in a crappy marriage with a control-freak wife than to seek fulfillment in life.

Or...

The woman who actually wants such a "man" (and I use the term lightly) for a husband...and would wait around while he clearly shows her how unstable and uncommitted he is...not just to their relationship but too their kids.

If he had found something better that summer...he would have taken off.

Ugh...soooo many people living their lives this way in crappy, unhappy marriages while dreaming of the life they really want. Pathetic story and pathetic woman for feeling triumphant in writing it. She sure stuck it out there for a real winner of a guy...lol.
I kinda resemble that remark.

I stayed because I couldn't bear the thought of losing the children. And I did in the end get "liberal access". Was it the right thing to do?

Don't judge until you've been in the same position. There were reasons I knew the kids would choose if asked to stay with her(and they were all over 14). And they were truly my reason for being.

In the end, my ex fabricated an argument, and kicked me out. Yes I could have fought it, but I would have risked my relationship with my kids.

So I stayed in a bad situation, because I knew it could be worse. My ex didn't work, and I knew how it would come out financially. I've been through hell, but come out the other side.
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