Families Change Guide to Separation & Divorce

4.4 - Put Downs

4.4 - Put Downs

Mother: This is what you're supposed to be working on. Why are you wasting time with art? It's not going to get you anywhere, look at your dad.

Grandmother: Lord knows I never did like that man.

Michael: But Mom, Daddy sold one of his carvings.

Mother: Your dad is always going to be a loser. No matter how many carvings he sells.

Grandmother: I told you that a long time ago. He was a bad father and a no good husband.

Dennis: When Mom puts Dad down and makes me hurt inside.

Michael: It's really hard to listen to my family put my dad down. He is a part of me; it feels like they are putting me down too.