In the recent times, I have heard quite a few stories of how there have been divorces happening, once the couple has a child or maybe two. What is it that men realise after the child’s birth, that leads to this decision?
Someone I know of went throught this recently. She came to Karachi (from UK) to deliver the second baby boy. Soon behind her followed the divorce papers…without the father even wanting to know who the baby looked like. After some pondering and battling, left with no choice, she resigned to fate. Now, recently, the father has demanded the custody of the kids.
The parentless woman in me jumped out and shrieked, that she should dump the kids with the ex and go around touring the world or whatever she wants to do. Afterall, the kids are not only her responsibility. And if they are supposed to be brought up by a single parent then might as well, let it be the dad…why not?
The selfish woman in me jumped out and shrieked that just because he wants the kids….she shouldnt give him the custordy….afterall, who can bring up the kids better than a mother?
The family woman in me felt bad for the kids either way…..in the whole course of the divorce, it would be the kids who would end up suffering the most…..
But deep down inside (though my family very vocally disagreed), I still feel that if the dad wants the kids, he should have them…..for once maybe the mother will get to live the life she wants….