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Seems as though one of our children is blaming my DH for his lack of involvement and his not really "listening" for years. My DH is not the most in tune with every mood and feeling around here, and can be a little obtuse at times, but all in all a good and nice guy.
And then I got blamed for defending him and pointing out the many times he was involved.
Do our children get to blame us when we've spent the last 20 years juggling our lives to be at every concert, recital, sporting event to cheer for them, help with academics, drive them all over so they can have some fun, send them on school trips, take vacations, and work our butts off to provide?
We are nice people and have worked hard to do right by our kids. At some point it's up to them to take responsibility for themselves...not blame others for their being miserable.
My parents fought a lot, got divorced and my mother ended up a drug addict, but I never blamed her for my unhappiness. My Dad worked really hard and I would never dream of pulling the "you're never there for me" card. Life isn't always a bowl of cherries....you do what you can with what you have.
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