I Was a Really Bad Husband — But Here's How It Made Me a Better Father
This one time, I was a bad husband who mistreated his wife in dangerously subtle, accidentally sexist, and emotionally neglectful ways. Then she divorced me (for all the previous reasons), and I freaked out because I didn't know how to be an adult without her. But I did some serious work on myself, and now, six years later, even though I'm a divorced, single guy who was a not-great husband in my only marriage, people pay me actual money to coach them in their relationships. I'm as surprised as you are.
While my work mostly centres on romantic relationships, it occurred to me along the way that the tenets of healthy relationships transcend romantic love and sexual intimacy. The most obvious parallels showed up with my only child. My little boy is growing too quickly into a big boy, and I need to help him become a man who won't wear the same blinders I wore into his future relationships. These are the life-changing lessons I've learned to help me do that.