Following is a sad story of a guy I know.

The names have been changed to protect the innocent (and the guilty too). But it illustrates a growing problem in the UK, USA and the west today that no respectable man wants to talk about.

This is a simple and honest blog post from me to you…

And I’d like you to share it with any of your friends or family members who might be in the same sort of situation…

 

Anyhow, let’s get started.

The man I’d like to tell you about (let’s call him Julian) was your typical stay at home dad.

A good man, loved his wife, Helen, and child like you wouldn’t believe, and thought it almost heroic when he told Helen he’d stay home with their child when she was born.

He thought it made perfect sense as she made much more money than him in the financial sector, in the heart of the city of London.

And all went pretty well…

To start with at least…

Both sides were content with their situation. And their daughter loved seeing her dad so much.

But before long, small cracks seemed to appear in their agreement cum situation.

Helen started getting really irritated with Julian. She started snapping at him for no apparent reason when she got back from work.

At first, Julian thought it was just his wife’s way of blowing off stress from the office…

But then Helen started going on more ‘girl’s nights out’ with her friends from the office.

She also started working late with her boss, Derek, who was a successful entrepreneur who’d built his companies up from scratch.

Julian knew he was loaded, had a flash car, and various properties around the country…

He also kept himself in great shape and seemed to have a constant suntan from his many business trips abroad…

In fact, Julian once admitted to me that he really envied Derek…

We were having a couple of beers round at his house one evening when Helen was out…

I think Julian really wanted to open up, but even the few details he confided in me told me everything about his situation with his wife…

I knew Helen’s relationship with Derek bothered him…

A lot…

But Julian was a decent man and I knew he’d do anything to keep their relationship together.

He was an excellent father, and always tried his best to be an equally great husband…

Yet, Helen was spending more and more time at work, and more time with her friends than evenings with him at home.

He didn’t think Helen was cheating, just that she was really wrapped up in her work.

But she was starting to talk more and more about her work, and…her boss…than anything else…

This was obviously not a very good position for Julian to be in, but what did he do?

Nothing…

He ignored my advice…

He ignored that pain in his stomach…

He decided to just continue being a good dad. Being a good husband. And taking care of their daughter while Helen continued as the sole bread winner…

So what was the result?

Let’s finish this tomorrow as this feels like a good point to take a quick break..

Make sure I see you back here at the same time tomorrow to find out what happened..

 

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Always Dedicated to Your Awesome Life,

Greg Noland – Author, CEO & Founder

The Bum Gun Ltd

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