3 Damaging Ways Dads Justify Themselves
“We lie best when we lie to ourselves,” wrote Stephen King. It’s scary to think about what we lie to ourselves about as dads. On my worst day, I might see my wife working hard and think, “I worked hard earlier, so I can put my feet up now.” Truth is, maybe I’ve been slacking lately and need to pitch in and ease my wife’s workload.
A lot of us lie to ourselves to justify taking a break. Researchers call this making “self-serving justifications.” Self-justifying can take many forms. But every form is selfish. Here are 3 damaging ways dads justify themselves.