For the past few days/weeks/eternity, all three of our kids have been fighting constantly, relentlessly, and for every possible, trivial reason. They have countless excuses for their bad behaviors, always placing blame on the other, or, often enough, on our (bad) parenting of the guilty/grieving party.
This dynamic is depressing and exhausting. I miss my girlfriends to help me calibrate what’s typical vs. worrisome.
It’s been 6 months since we had that 3 week break from each other. I’m starting to think this might be our magical breaking point.