I am now a single mother as of last Christmas Eve. The reasons are many but the main points were ex's moods and tantrums coupled with a complete lack of support. He did very little around the home, and very little parenting. It was like having 2 toddlers vying for my attention, with the 49 year old throwing bigger tantrums if ignored. He also bought very little money in - $600 a week on average (his own business which he seemed to be working all the time - now I realise it was just another way to get out of housework etc)
That's my story but it's one I see repeated here so often. Or it's men making unreasonable demands of their partners, abusing them or controlling their lives thru emotional manipulation and blackmail. Often like my ex, they don't make a huge financial contribution either.
Are men useless or are women just so stupid (or keen for company iykwim) that we put up with this? And let's not even start on the single scene... How many single men between say 40 and 55 does anyone know that would considered "a catch "? Everyone that I and my friends know are single for very good reasons! Workaholics, prostitute addicted, slobs, drug addicted, etc.
My ex is already living with his new girlfriend for the past 6 weeks - he met her 8 weeks ago which was only 2 months after we split. We had been together for 20 years.
So, are there any good men left? How are we as mothers able to raise our children so daughters aren't subjected to slavery in the home? How do we raise our sons so they are good and decent human beings able to actually care for others (and by "care" I mean keep a clean house, cook, wash, iron, parent, work and basically do all the things now expected of a woman!)?