Children are given the birthright to receive the love of both biological parents. If they’re lucky, this love will be the model for what love from future partners should look like. Any parent who cuts children off from 50 per cent of that emotional contribution must question whose welfare they are looking after.
Certainly, we all know there are abusive, inadequate parents who children need to be protected from. That should be evaluated with extreme vigilance on a case-by-case basis. But until that is established, each parent should have the equal right to make what contribution they have to what is biologically half theirs. As for Matt, he may have limited time, but he has limitless love. When his children grow up, they’ll get it.
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