"SM thinks you are worthless"
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|Mon, 09-27-2010 - 12:12am|
When SM and BD married 8 years ago they were in agreement that education is extremely important for kids. BM struggled in school and is much more "lax" (for lack of a better word) about the importance of education. SS has struggled in school not due to a learning disability (he has been tested and was found to have a high IQ and no disabilities). He often is just lazy about schoolwork and has what appears to be an "I don't care" attitude. Custody is 50/50 legal/physical.
Over the years BD has changed his belief that education is important to more closely mirror BM's more lax stance. SS failed more than one class last year and is well on his way to failing several more so far this year, he is in junior high school. SM still believes in the importance of education and is closely involved in her kids schooling and education. SM believes BD and BM are failing their kid with their lax stance but only gives her opinion about this to her DH, not the kid or BM, although the kid has been around for some talks about education between SM and her kid. SS Is aware of SM's stance on the importance of education.
So the other night BD is angry with SM and in the midst of his craziness says to his kid "SM thinks you are worthless and will never amount to anything!"
What would you do/say/think if your kid came home and told you that BD said this to them?
What would you do/say/think if your DH said this to his kid?
Yes we have some marital issues but this shocked me and really I am not sure if my relationship with DH or SS can survive this. Do you think you would be able to salvage a relationship with your SK after a statement like that?
And no the statement is not true. I don't think any kid is worthless.