A man can only take so much. My wife has been 2000 miles away on business for the last week, and after a few days of trying to get in touch with her to arrange her pick up from the airport, I get an email. To paraphrase, she needs me to put our five year old son on a plane that day so they can live together out there, because she found a job, and it's over. The kicker is, while I was there for his birth, and I've lived with him as a father for his entire life, I'm technically his step dad. My son and I have a bond that is indistinguishable from any other father/son relationship, but I can't do anything to keep him in my life. I consulted with an attorney- I'm afforded absolutely zero rights under the law, and I may never see him again. Even if I am granted voluntary visitation, the best I have to look forward to is a couple days a month. A man can only take so much. I'm left with a houseful of his toys, clothes.. I have a freezer full of superhero popsicles, for Christ's sake. HOW THE **** AM I SUPPOSED TO LIVE AROUND ALL THIS STUFF? My wife's hair is still stuck on the shower walls. A man can only take so much. My son is on an airplane right now to start a new life without me. Today I finally got around to picking up some [self censored method]. The only thing keeping me from using one of them is the fact that I promised my son I would read him a story tonight on the phone. I probably won't get that opportunity.