His dad did his best Oscar performance, turning on the pity and guilt provoking act. They are such good liars, they are almost plausible.

Hence your son came round to you. He wanted to hear you respond.

He left in peace because, knowing you and seeing your graceful response, he felt at peace again. Your confidence and resilience convinces him of the truth.

My boys return from a spell with their dad quite agitated. It is getting better over time. Think of the mind games they suffer.

Carry on being a graceful swan. Don’t bat the ball back!

Seeing his dad sentenced for his crimes is bound to be difficult for him. Not because he thinks he is innocent, but because he has his dad’s DNA. There must be a hope in his dad’s innocence, and a revulsion about what has come to light.

This is another hurdle in the long marathon you are running. But you are nearing the finishing line. x*x

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