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Ive been with my partner for 27 years this month. We are the proudest parents of 2 of the awesomest, successfully gorgeous human beings on the planet. When the kids were growing up, my partner was an absent parent, I was basically a single parent. He was always out partying with mates, visiting this that and the other. When he was home, he was usually in bed sleeping off a hangover, playing the XBox or watching something on TV. He was very distant and didn’t interact with the kids. Sometimes we argued, sometimes things got nasty, sometimes the kids were involved. I feel so guilty about this, I hate myself for letting it all happen, I’ll never forgive myself. I think this has changed how I feel now. The kids have left home and hubby is different. He never goes out, he’s semi attentive, he says things like he wouldn’t life long after I died and he can’t life without me. I’m not feeling it back. I still love him, but something’s died :( Why couldn’t he be like this when we were raising kids?


Posted by mom81879, 20th September 2015


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  • yeah people change. maybe he feels the change in you and wants to fix things.

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  • Wow that’s tough. How is he now with your kids

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  • Maybe it was too much responsibility for him. Or maybe he was too young and didn’t understand how important it was for the kids to grow up close to their father. You surely had a hard life having to take care of everything by yourself.
    About your feelings for him… difficult to say! Wouldn’t you want to try to see if there is still something to save in your relation?

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