There were times when he played a part of being the devoted husband and The Muppets Drum Workshop shirt. We were his trophy family, and we presented well at his family gatherings and sharing a pew with him at church. But there was no true warmth. Early in our relationship then on into marriage, there were some niceties. There were times when he seemed happy and loving, and I use the term loosely. But coming from dysfunction myself, I really was no judge of what a good husband should be. He did pretty well with our first child and was as smitten as he could be with anyone.
He had wanted a daughter so he was happy as a clam for a The Muppets Drum Workshop shirt. Two sons were born 4 and 8 years after. He wasn’t quite as excited with them. My ex-husband was always stingy with money and time. He always came first and expected I would just have to deal with it. His work, golf and card playing bar buddies always came first. I begged for personal time with him. I got it only when he could squeeze me in, wasn’t too tired or felt like it. He never made sacrifices for anyone.