Thanks so much for your reply. It is good to hear someone hear things from my perspective. That sounds like sensible advice and something I’ll act on. It is so hard not to feel pessimistic though. We have been through a lot of this before and ultimately nothing has changed. It takes a good level of humility for someone to listen to the other person, take it on board and alter their mindset and behaviour. My partner is a very rigid person who is hypersensitive to any perceived criticism, which isn’t a particularly compatible trait with humility. I really hope that this time it can be different and we owe it to my kids to really try, it is just hard not to feel defeatist about it.
Thanks again mate.