Heh – I keep linking to Violent Acres – I guess it just strikes close to home. I’m a single parent who won custody of my two kids about 6 years ago… when my daughter was only 12 and my son 14. Hell, I could always take care of my kids (helps to have four younger brothers!).
In my experience, the author is dead-on (at least in my experience with my ex) – women feel better about themselves when they can make their man feel like shit about themselves.
I know that’s an overly broad statement, and it certainly isn’t true of many of the women I’ve met. But it’s almost absolutely true of the women I have met that have a long history of finding nothing but “stupid self-centered men”.
Now I can also say that most of the low-self-esteem men I have met tended to be womanizers or dick-head partners as well… there is a lot to be said for feeling comfortable in your own skin!
Men might be a little insecure about their parenting techniques, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m willing to bet thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only because women are always watching them with critical eyes quick to judge. If my brother-in-law makes one false move with his infant son, my Sea Donkey of a sister-in-law is quick to snap, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Just give him to me!Ã¢â‚¬Â Then sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll look at me, shake her head, and sigh. How is it possible that men can be so stupid?