Based on my quantitative research study of seven control subjects, I have learned that benzos/liquor/carbs is the preferred combination plate.
I told Luca his dad wanted to see him hurt, and he needed to stop giving him the satisfaction.
The only way to wrest control from a narcissist is not to need anything from him. Today it's a powerboard, tomorrow it's a car, in ten years, it's a downpayment on a house.
I pulled up outside the house to find Luca waiting in the driveway with most of his wordly possessions.
"You've either not forced issues with Prince, or settled without going to court," said my attorney. "But with certain things you have to take a stand."
Here he was in my kitchen, eating tortilla chips, acting as if wresting custody away from his dad and back to me was a slam-dunk.
I think I speak for most single parents when I say that there is no genuine comparison between our experiences and those of the solo-ers.