Billy Flynn Gadbois is a father with sons from a previous marriage. In one of his social media posts, he discussed what he did for his ex-wife on her birthday. Along with surprising her with flowers and a birthday card, he also worked with his children to help them cook her breakfast.
Gadbois is frequently asked why he goes to such lengths to celebrate his ex-wife’s birthday, a question that often annoys him.
“It’s my ex-wife’s birthday today so I got up early and brought flowers and cards and a gift over for the kids to give her and helped them make her breakfast,” said Gadbois in his post from February 2017. “Per usual someone asked me why the hell I still do things for her all the time. This annoys me. So ima break it down for you all.”
He explained that he is raising two sons and wants to make sure that he sets a great example regarding how they should treat women.
“I’m raising two little men,” Gadbois wrote. “The example I set for how I treat their mom is going to significantly shape how they see and treat women and affect their perception of relationships.”
“I think even more so in my case because we are divorced,” he continued. “So if you aren’t modeling good relationship behavior for your kids, get your [s***] together. Rise above it and be an example. This is bigger than you.”
Gadbois did admit that things weren’t always easy between him and his ex-wife. Issues with anger and resentment were challenging to overcome, but the pair worked hard to do it for the sake of their children.
“We’ve worked hard over time to establish our boundaries and find ways to manage our interactions so our own issues are minimalized or left at home when it comes to the kids,” he said, according to a report by Curious Mind Magazine.
“It’s an ongoing process but you can see a huge difference in the happiness and confidence and security of the boys since we started working at it.”