I was just talking to a friend of mine in Utah. He is a single Dad with two kids – daughter and son, just like me.
I told him, I have lots of friends in Sexaholics Anonymous that fall into one of the following categories:
- Single, never married, no children
- Single, divorced, no children
- Married, no children
- Single, adult children (over age 18)
- Married, adult children (over age 18)
I am married going on 14 years and have a 11 year old daughter and a 9 year old son. Both of them have NEVER seen me drink or get high. I used to be an terrible addict and ODAAT I am getting better, thanks to SA. Incidentally, my AA sobriety date is 11/7/96.
So, what’s the point?
The point is this. It is very hard talking to people sometimes who don’t have young children because I don’t think they understand how DIFFICULT life can be raising them. Even if their children are grown up, they probably are forgot or are certainly not feeling nearly the anxiety that I feel on a daily basis.
And to make matters worse, I have been really struggling in my career. I had a great job 1-1/2 years ago as a college professor. Unfortunately, I was fired because I could not relate better to the students. Truthfully, I think I may have been too strict on them because I was punishing them for the mistakes I made as an undergraduate student and wanted to teach them a VALUABLE lesson. Study hard. Don’t take education for granted.