My father was constantly working overseas for months at a time, so it was likely inevitable that eventually, my parents would split. He found a new
wife, divorced my mom, and we went from a nice lifestyle, to one of getting by, while I was a teen.
So yeah, it kind of sucked, and I certainly had some resentment and issues. Especially since before that split, he went through an alcoholic phase,
and I had to haul him out of bars some night, and drive him home (again, as a teen).
Anyhow, with age, I got over it, and while not close, I have no real resentment or hatred for him. Sure, I'm not thrilled when seeing him at a family
funeral, while he goes on and on describing his new BMW, while I think of my college loans, but eh...you can't choose your family right?
As for scarring a kid...jeez... So much media crap about all of this. Builds character, grow a backbone, etc., etc. is more my attitude on it. So much
bleeding heart crap...we all have difficulties in life. Most of us simply overcome them and move on. All therapists are simply nuts anyhow. That's why
they got into that line of work, of course, fascination with their own nuttiness, and a need to understand it.
Seriously though, I know they can help some people, but a little quiet time, or blowing off some steam blowing things up in a video game works best
for me for some reason (and a lot cheaper than therapy).
Please learn more about CPS and how they really work before suggesting any child that is not being physically or sexually abused have cps
involved in their life.
Good God, yes...this should be the absolute LAST resort, to be taken only if you think a kid's life is in danger. Involving CPS in one's life is like
tossing sticks of dynamite into a fire, it blows up spectacularly, and doesn't end well for ANYONE involved.
edit on 30-4-2012 by Gazrok
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