Am I arrogant and dismissive of criticism of my domestic set-up? I am acutely aware that there are some excellent fathers who have not only lost a marriage or relationship but have also lost their children and would - if their exes allowed them to - be engaged with their children constantly.
But equally there are as many if not more, men who are irresponsible fathers and see their children merely as conquests or a mark of their manhood and they should be ashamed.
Functional, beautiful, well-adjusted children can come out of broken situations.
And in my case it is thanks to the contributions made by the fathers who take the same responsibility as I have.
The feminist in me fails to understand why men and women are treated so differently.
I have two fathers who are dedicated and involved and are, like me, merely the victims of a failed relationship.
(The third father is my present husband who acts as father stepfather). While the breakdown of my two marriages and the other relationship left me deeply depressed, it was the responsibility towards my children that kept me going.
It rolled off my thick skin like water off a pregnant duck's back.
It was convenient tabloid terminology, but most of all it was the simple truth - and no matter how much I may, at other times, have been hurt by cruel opinion, I could not argue with fact.