My father’s not a monster. My mother, holy shit, she is a monster. I used to blame my father for not protecting me & my sisters from her. I called him “useless man”.
But divorce is a thing. My father could’ve filed divorce papers and taken his freedom. He didn’t. He STAYED. Because she’s the woman he married (for better or worse); because my sisters and I needed both parents, not just one bat crap crazy parent. And I don’t give my father enough credit. I don’t appreciate him enough, or rather I haven’t appreciated him enough. But I’m not going to make that mistake anymore.