I too believe marriages can be resurrected after an affair if both parties work hard and want to save it but oh my goodness he needs to change sites or at the very least his swing. He needs to, that’s not fair. My family has many fifo workers and transfers to other sites or a new position at another company is actually pretty easy to find if you’re already in ( mining) . Take care of you first🙏🏼
My oldest has always hated school and by the end or year 7 and after a semester of him feeling completely miserable( therefore me too) and talking about killing him self we turned a corner. He made good friends and got used to high school but still hates it. But as with the writer daughter he is so much more than what he’s (not) learning at school. He won’t graduate but he’ll finish year 12 with no pressure from me and I know he’ll still be a good person, hard working and find his niche in his life. I just want him to be happy and know he’s loved. School is such a short period of their life I don’t want it to define him.
Happened to me too around the same age so I told my little guy not to look at them , he was too young etc and it was fine. I also laughed about the shock of it with friends then moved on. Later on a guy at work confided in my friend about his son doing the same thing and he was so relieved when she responded with my experience.
Old school beliefs sadly. But you’re kids know which parent they can rely on, count on, cry and laugh with and that’s what matters.
Totally understand that position. I love socialising and will always say yes to invites but for the last few years I’ve come to appreciate and need my alone time and not having to consider another person.
I don’t do at least one thing from each contributor. I have never paid the ‘voluntary’ school fees at my sons’ public school and yet my older one now goes to a private high school.
I let my then partner get a massage at nearby shops while I was induced and lying around then the contractions came on fast and bub was on his way. They used my phone to call him but he had the same name as our building supervisor so he got the call wondering what the nurse was talking about.Luckily my ex was actually just parking and walked in literally as baby came out.
I have an amazing mum who my sister and I have always been open with and we can tell her anything however as has been mentioned I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to burden her with the really crappy stuff. She’s had some hard moments in her life and I just don’t want to unload on her but the important thing is I know she’s there for me whenever I decide to open up. In the meantime I do have a sister and close girlfriend who get me through the really rough times. But like you I have sons and I hope they too know that they can tell me anything and I’ll always listen and help them get through difficult times just as you and your husband did.
What a vindictive person who only apologised (unconvincingly) because she was held accountable by the public and her employer.