You seem to have self-awareness, this guy has none. So i wouldnt compare, but I agree with you, sad childhoods very much impact abilities to parent and be a good partner and I really commned your capacity to recognise that when so many don't.

However, women are just as likely to have a sad childhood, yet somehow they rise to the parenting challenge, while the man drifts off into a video game; there's definitely more cultural permission for men to dump their share of the work on a woman than other way around.

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