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Credit where credit is due

Posted in Fixing a broken marriage with tags , , , , on April 28, 2019 by Accidental Masturbator

Having got home from the pub, my head was down. Metaphorically and physically.
She asked why.
I briefly articulated my sense of having let my kid down. (I know, Dear Reader, that it’s just a birthday cake, and it tastes fine – it’s trivial. But it’s not.)
She insisted I hadn’t let them down.
I pointed out that, if this was to be the last time I got to do this, it’s a shit way to bow out.
Why would it be the last time?
Had She not noticed the Continue reading

The most depressing conversation I’ve ever heard

Posted in Fixing a broken marriage, Parenting with tags , , , on April 28, 2019 by Accidental Masturbator

For as long as I can remember I have said that parenting sucks, being a dad rocks, and being a father comes with a weight of responsibility I still can’t get my head around.
Today was a dad day.
Or it should have been.
Today should have rocked.

One of my big dad things is Continue reading

Breaking point

Posted in Fixing a broken marriage with tags , , , on March 29, 2019 by Accidental Masturbator

I’ll spare you the details. Or perhaps I’ll spare me the details. They are either inconsequential, or I just don’t want to go back over them in my head. It’s hard enough that any of this is happening. So …

Two big fights in a week.
Fights that have seen my Continue reading

Confirmation and bias

Posted in Fixing a broken marriage with tags , , , , , , , on September 3, 2018 by Accidental Masturbator

The night We got back from holiday I thought I’d make an effort and sit next to my Wife on the sofa. On the same sofa. We’d not been getting on great, but with just the right amount of gin in me I can feel motivated. I encouraged Her to rest Her legs on my lap as we binged a TV boxset. It was OK.

Then something was said and Continue reading

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