After reading through some threads I wonder if anyone believes in fathers’ rights when it comes to child custody. I read of many women who are stay-at-home mom’s getting the better end of the deal. I have a male cousin who’s wife had an affair. This cousin was the stay-at-home parent for his dd while his wife went to school, yet he wasn’t even able to get a change in jurisdiction for his custody battle (even though both his and his ex’s family lived in the jurisdiction he wanted to change to). Now, his dd has to travel a total of 6 hours twice every other weekend to be with her dad (my cousin).
Then there are the women who don’t want the father’s to be involved at all, unable to seperate husband from father. My dad was a HORRIBLE husband to my mom, but is a WONDERFUL dad to me. He bent over backwards to be involved in my life given the situation. He bends over backwards to be involved in my life now given that he lives out of state. Had my mom lingered on her hurt and tried to prevent me from having a relationship with my dad I’m sure I would have eventually resented and hated her for it. I’m blessed that both of my parents were able to see past themselves for the sake of their children after the divorce (and I am so happy that they didn’t stay married because they both now have the opportunity for happiness, something that couldn’t be achieved married).
I guess this is more of a rant, but just am curious about other’s thoughts?