Respect isn't Optional


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So I have a 9 year old son and unfortunately his father and I have divorced. I moved (with my son) a little over 2 hours away to be closer to my family.
It was an extremely hard decision and I never wanted the divorce to happen.
My son adores his father, which I am fine with— but more than that he almost hates me. He constantly says rude and hurtful things to me- I’m not sure if they are always intended to be hurtful or if he just says what’s on his mind and doesn’t realize the hurt they cause. It’s like he plain and simply doesn’t like much about me—I know he misses his father and I tell him I do too - but should I hold him accountable for simply “not liking me much” and the comments that brings?

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