OMG. They are all the same, they just have different faces.
Mr. Integrity had kids all day yesterday. They came home, and I made us a nice dinner. My little one, 8, started crying at dinner and wanted to talk about why daddy isn't with us in our family anymore. She wants to know what he did. The older one, 10, got mad and said she doesn't want to talk about it.
I said "This wasn't mommy's choice guys, and I am sad too, but we are a team and we are going to be okay"
The little one wanted to talk. She has been holding it in. COmplaining of stomach aches, headaches, throat hurts, leg hurts, etc. She literally said " I want to let my feelings out" and boy did she.
She cried and said I don't understand if he is the same daddy, is he still my daddy? I can't believe he would want to leave our family. Why? What did he do? He wasn't even there with us on my birthday? I don't understand and I miss having him here. I am lonely without him, and I feel sad all the time about it."
The older one got mad and yelled at me for allowing her sister to talk about something she does not want to talk about. Mr. Integrity happened to call, and she let him have it.
She told him she was mad at him, didn't trust him, he said I love you and she said I know you both love me, but what I don't understand is why wouldn't he want to be with mommy, that all her friends feel so sorry for her, and she told him it was all his fault. And she hung up on him.
But he thinks this is just between him and I. That the kids will adjust, it will be hard, but they are resilient and all will work out in the end.
They just don't get it. When you bust up the marriage, you are busting up the family unit that the kids felt safe, secure and happy in. Instead, they get to have two separate relationships with their parents, and most kids think that really SUCKS.
I will be fine someday, maybe better off. But for what this selfish AHole did to those kdis.... I would like to bash his brains in.....F**Ker!