I apologize for my temporary absence in posting and promise to remedy that soon. In the meanwhile, please read this post by a humorous and insightful writer that I admire. As he says, “The thing we must do for our children is help them KNOW they are worthy of love and belonging. That’s it. That’s our most important job.”

Must Be This Tall To Ride

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monthemoon asked (read the full comment here): “Hi Matt! I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now, just before my partner and I split up. We are still living together due to circumstances, but from summer we will be living separately, and I am kind of looking forward to it. But I am also afraid.

“Apart from developing his empathy, can you think of any other way to make him realize he has to put his son first, specially after separation?”

I might be a bad father.

I don’t know. I don’t know who gets to decide. I don’t think his mom would call me one. I don’t think anyone close to me would call me one. And I’m certain my son wouldn’t call me one.

But that doesn’t mean it isn’t so.

The list documenting my failings as a father is long and…

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