I have no problem with that at all.
Whilst I could say more about walking out on your own children..........its probably best that I dont.
You keep saying things like this, DD. I doubt if any person here would deny that anyone who LEAVES their children is causing long term damage. No question.
Pa did not do that. He left their mother. She then made it difficult for him to see them because she took them away, and then she went on holiday on her own. Since then they have had joint custody. Therefore, he did not leave his children.
To compare him to a parent who has little or no contact with their children is wrong and unfair.