I don’t teach my children to bully, I don’t tell them to win at all costs, and you’ll never see me in the news for murdering my daughter’s competitors to secure her win.That’s just not the kind of energy, attitude and influence I want my children putting into the world. It is right to feel injured when someone injures you.There were other ex-partners who had sticky fingers on their way out. I’m not going to put energy into harming them any more than I’d put energy into pleasing them.I feel that I did what was within my control to do based on the choices that they made: I ended the relationship and left.The sooner she realized that by accepting this boy’s decision calmly and moving on, the sooner that boy regretted his decision. It is funny, but I was happy to see my daughter take my advice and maneuver the situation without lashing out to hurt this boy for the decisions that he made.I can only hope that there are more parents out there teaching this to their children so we don’t continue to have a population of adults who think their unlawful, unethical and outright infantile behavior is justified via the poor, hurtful decisions made by others. But when I fell off a high ledge in the garden onto gravel and both my knees were pouring with blood, all he said was "You better get up now." He made no attempt to comfort or help me.” Her husband has been predominantly asexual throughout their relationship and apparently shows very little interest in any physical signs of affection.“So much of my relationship with my husband has been tainted by our lack of emotional communication and the recriminations arising from it: feelings of responsibility, disappointment, my anger at his complete control of our relationship, his fear of my anger, feelings of inadequacy on both our parts, and mutual failure of understanding," she confesses.
Other times, they think of an intricate and clever plot that would do significant damage to their target without any evidence of the perpetrator at all. As a mother, I have the responsibility to teach my children how to approach the world as healthy, balanced, productive adults.
Whilst she has suspicions that their daughter Belle might be somewhere on the autism spectrum due to her penchant for organisation, she insists that her soft-natured personality and intelligence are the things that make her most like her father.