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An Apology

Uploaded: Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2005.

Today I received an apology- a very important one, that I was only too glad to receive. It was from my Dad, and it meant a lot to me. All through the marriage problems and subsequent breakup, he’d been on Katrina’s side rather than mine. Actually, it’s a little unfair of me to say that he’d taken a “side”, but he was certainly seeing things from her point of view rather than mine.

She can be very charming, and had certainly convinced Dad that she was the innocent party in all of this, and that I was the uncaring, lazy, layabout husband and so-called father. He was convinced that she was doing all she could to make the marriage work, but I was just idle. He said that he hadn’t seen her for who she really was, and he was sorry that he’d doubted me for all of these months.

I always knew that he couldn’t see the real Katrina, but more importantly I’m glad that he can now see the real me.

 

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    JulieB commented at 10:13 am on April 16th, 2010

    Just catching up on a few “back issues” today, and wanted to say how much I am hooked on your story (I was going to say “enjoying”, but somehow that doesn’t seem appropriate!) It must have been incredibly hard, but I admire the way you were working through it all.

     

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    The Moiderer commented at 2:37 pm on April 16th, 2010

    That’s great news. It must have made you feel very isolated that others couldn’t see what you saw in her.

     

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    Chic Mama commented at 6:56 pm on April 19th, 2010

    Good, I couldn’t bear it if any of my family thought that.

     

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    Luschka commented at 7:33 pm on April 22nd, 2010

    I so totally relate to this feeling. It’s great when they finally ‘see’ the truth, isn’t it. Kind of freeing.

     


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