3.”He Doesn’t Love Us Any More.”
“Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned–nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.”
– William Congreve
Sadly, it’s not uncommon to hear of a divorce turned virtually cannibalistic. Children become the pawns in an awful, destructive game.
Before you pelt me with a comment button, let me say, I do realize that with every divorce there is a unique and separate set of circumstances — too often with an abundance of lies and betrayals.
In this situation, the truth is hard enough for a child to comprehend. No amount of sugar can coat a divorce’s stinging, bitter taste.
Telling a child that Daddy has left because he doesn’t love “us” anymore is a lie meant to manipulate and draw sides, not to heal.
“Lying is manipulation, so if a person is a manipulator and gets caught lying, they are most likely going to keep manipulating. They may tell more lies to cover their lies, or manipulate by playing the victim.” – Donald Miller
While this lie may feel like the truth at one time, it is more often only a perception that will reverberate throughout a child’s lifetime.
Believing that lie can lead to telling this one…