MM may be portrayed as the attention loving star wannabe but Haakon is (was) the besotted fool who lets her get away with anything. Both in the drawing and in real life, it seems. Personally I've lost most respect for him. MM is who she is. She loved him once, I feel sure of it, and she also seems to be an ok mother. She is good at making friends too (on her own) so you know - with better guidance or a steel-ier husband she might have turned into a very different kind of CP. Instead Haakon turned out to be a complete dud - weak, too soft and unable to say no. While it's hard to like either, I actually think Haakon comes out the worst offender here. He could and should have said no. He didn't and he doesn't. Pathetic..TBH, I suspect he was probably always weak.
I think when he met M-M he was dazzled with the idea of being her knight in shining armour ready to rescue the poor, bohemian, single mother. He probably thought he could offer her the world and she would be thankful forever. He didn't anticipate that his "lost soul" would outgrow him.
I dunno LS. I have had to revise me theory about weak men trying to 'rescue' damsels in distress recently
I now think these men are weak...but love to control to prevent the women/woman ever growing a spine and leaving them
so they pick women who are inherently weak or broken or both or never going to be a challenge to them.
MM infidelity - while no excuse - could be a sign of her trying to leave the control. It backfired as we and she knows
H is now in punishing mood and wants everything the way it was.