So great to hear testimony like this one...I wish there were more to read about.God bless you brother. Keep on keeping on. Our children need you. And your take on women is right on the money. But it's not the kind of man that women sleep with that reflects their character, it's what they allow to go down in their life and that of their children that reflects their character. Women who want to be a man's doormat or victim is a woman of bad character because she won't fail to let her children down.
But a woman like myself who will not stand for this kind of thing or wouldn't fail to protect my children's life with my own and guide them down the right path, is a real woman. Or my mother who knew that my father had some serious problems but she built him up and made him stronger. She made him respect her, and she made him a better father, because she had the guts to stand up to him when he was wrong, and she did not sit back and let him batter her children. She straightened my dad out when he was wrong, and he loved her fiercely for her bravery and sensibility. Quite an impressive fellow my dad became with my mom's help. My mom was a real woman as well. Or my cousin Elaine, whose husband came to her as an alcoholic and a waste of oxygen; but she turned him into a sober and successful business man whose running his own company that he started mostly himself but with her help and support. Elaine is a real woman too.
What I'm saying is that a man with problems can be helped and made stronger with the right woman. So a woman taking up with a man with problems is not a woman of bad character. It all depends on how she handles herself with that man that reveals where she's coming from.