Quoting Is that still my name?:" They always use that line... women are STUPID enough to believe it. There is NO EXCUSE ON EARTH for ... [snip!] ... long ago, if he dates someone before he fixes himself, he will not see her... not like I need to because he never tries anyway"
Not trying to be a bitch, just trying to understand- but by "her" in "he will not see her", that's your daughter? So if he dates someone before he 'fixes himself' he won't see his daughter, so, you could keep him from seeing her- so, that could be a semi-valid excuse. not a good one, but a valid one. REALLY not trying to upset you, promise, just trying to fully understand when you said that no one can keep you from seeing your kid.
I mean, when i was 18, and had a 2 year old, i was fed that bullsmurf from a 24 year old with a 2 year old and i believed it, cos i didn't understand why a person would lie about that. Also, in 7 years, my son's never had his bio-dad in the picture, so i've seen how parents can leave.
If you're a woman and fully know the situation, then ya, you're dumb. But i mean, that's not usually the full story.