I’m now well into year two of not having seen my daughter. My ex has moved to Las Vegas, a most perfect place for a 59 year old with a child pornography addition, and my daughter is now in college, far away from both of us, but still under the extremely caustic trance of a rather sick man.
I think it’s interesting how mightily narcissism and addition fight to live into the next generation. I’ve moved on. Though my heart goes out to those who have to deal with the quite broken California Family Court system. Mostly, it does not fare well for our children.
I wish I had better news.
Still, life does go on. And believe it or not, your ex, the courts and the insanity of it all, eventually become irrelevant… and almost boring. At the end of the day, no matter how much stuff or influence your ex accrues, he/she is still the spiteful, rather small and lonely person you divorced in the first place. And that, they will always own. And you, well you have a decision to make to move on and leave it in your rear-view mirror… or carry it with you.
As someone once told me… I’d rather own my future. And indeed, I thank God every day that I do.