As an aside, it would be interesting to know what percent of ‘forced confrontations’ as opposed to ‘the talk’ initiated by the CDer, would result in a positive outcome. I’m not super tech-savvy at navigating sites like this, so maybe somebody else here can start such a survey.
Back to my original reason for writing this reply: I’m so happy that it turned out for you the way it did. Believe me, a ‘forced confrontation’ is 1000 times more stressful than you initiating ‘the talk’. I hope all goes well with you, and please remember: honesty is the best policy.
Thanks for sharing and stay safe, healthy and beautiful.
hugs, Linda Rose