Mike Rinder: Abuse Takes on a New Form
Mike Rinder’s treatment of his own children was always in the very covert form of pretending to be “only in the best interest of” or “an attempt to improve.” That is the excuse he used to invalidate and “downsize” his own children, again and again. Mike constantly did this to our son, criticizing his actions in front of others, his physical capabilities, his likes and dislikes, his creations and his desires in life.
If it didn’t fit what Mike wanted (to forward his own ends, of course) and especially if you weren’t big enough to defend yourself, you were subject to Mike’s attempt at mental manipulation. And that, when protested heavily against, only resulted in more outright invalidation and in the case of my son: attempting to introvert him by accusing him of not being “man enough to take it” or not being able to “stand up to it.” To a two-year old? That’s psychotic!
My actions to outright stop Mike’s abuse resulted in him viciously turning on me. Call it the “one big point of disagreement in our marriage” - but it all spells one thing: Mike Rinder disliked his own children and mostly deplored their presence.
It is particularly pertinent to those currently associating with Mike that, no matter what he says, the above is simply the truth. Take it as a tip: Mike Rinder has never changed.