"It's my ex-wife's birthday today so I got up early and brought flowers and cards and a gift over for the kids to give…
Billy Flynn Gadbois from Boston is both a father and an ex-husband who decided to do something for his ex-wife that many won’t approve.
Namely, he surprised her on her birthday with flowers, a loving birthday card, and a breakfast that he made together with their children.
When he got asked why he still does that, he said that that question annoys him because he is raising two little men and he needs to set the right example on how they should treat women.
He added that when the children see their dad how he treats their mom will shape the way they see women and will affect the way they see relationships when they grow old.
“So if you aren’t modeling good relationship behaviour for your kids, get your sh*t together. Rise above it and be an example. This is bigger than you. Raise good men. Raise strong women. Please. The world needs them, now more than ever”, he finishes his post.
However, Billy says that it wasn’t always easy for him and his wife to overcome their issues. They had to learn how to overcome their anger and resentment they had for one another. This was not easy, but they needed to do it for their children.
“We’ve worked hard over time to establish our boundaries and find ways to manage our interactions so our own issues are minimalised or left at home when it comes to the kids. It’s an ongoing process but you can see a huge difference in the happiness and confidence and security of the boys since we started working at it,” he concludes.