The secret diary of a single parent bloke
I’ve kept my Mom out of the loop for the whole of the problems. My Dad knew what was going on, but from Kat, not me. The main reason was that she and Kat didn’t get on, and if Kat knew that my Mom knew, it would only have made the situation at home far worse. I’ll make the call.
I actually feel more nervous about speaking to Mom tonight than splitting up with Katrina.
My Mom and I had always been close. After my parents divorced, she married a bloke who turned out to be an utter nightmare- an alcoholic waste of skin who hated her, Sam and me. Sam kept out of the way as much as possible, but I stayed around. This created a very strong bond between Mom and me, which had broken down over recent years.
She’s pleased to hear from me, we haven’t spoken for a couple of weeks (which has been normal for some time), and I tell her everything. She’s upset, but it’s obvious that she’s also glad that Kat’s gone. I’m glad I told her. It’s time to start rebuilding that bond.