Mike Rinder was emotionally abusive as a father. While I was at boarding school, other parents would come each week and see their children. Mike never came. I really didn’t understand why my dad wouldn’t come see me. I felt traumatized by the obvious absence of my father. While other fathers regularly visited their kids, Mike ignored me. I knew he wished I didn’t exist. The lack of care from my father left me feeling that I must be a terrible kid, or that I had done something wrong, but I didn’t know what. Other kids would ask me “where is your dad?” And I would just cry and not be able to answer them.