What would you do if your ex and his wife had decided that one child (Rhubarb) was bad to the bone? They have always treated him this way, even though it couldn’t be farther from the truth.
What if he had gotten to the point of not wanting to see them anymore (actually it’s been that way on and off for years), after years of being second best at their house (to Poss)? He’s old enough now to make that call isn’t he?
What if he finally stood up to their rule of not bringing any of his years and years of Christmas and birthday gifts home and brought all his gear home and now they are demanding he return them. They have a new child now and have informed him that they want to keep his presents for when she is older, so he can’t have them. OMFG.
What would you do if they were calling, wanting to talk ‘strategies’ for ‘managing’ him but you see no problem? They have said and done things over the years that have hurt and damaged him. He has had enough. I’m tired of forcing him to spend time with them. I want to tell him he’s right. His Dad is a loser, who is a Dad when it suits him and doesn’t care to support them financially or emotionally most of the time. I know I have to try and ensure that they have a relationship, but I have been dong this for years. Trying to mend all the hurt and disappointment for my boy.
I know I have to deal with this, but I want to tell them to go away and leave him alone. I feel we’d be all so much better off if he would just go away, of course I don’t wish that for them but they have a Dad who lives with them. They both see Beefcake as their father, especially Rhubarb, who has been so let down over the years.
I want to tell my ex to go shove it up his arse. What would you do?