09/02/2009 at 10:00 AM EDT
Kate Gosselin has been speaking out about the end of her marriage, and now it's her soon-to-be ex's turn to talk.
"I took a lot of abuse from her. I was put down," Jon Gosselin tells ABC's Chris Cuomo in an interview set to air next week. "She'll call me, almost like a lame fish. Like I wasn't going anywhere."
The father of eight bristles at that idea: "Well, excuse me, I'm taking care of the kids. She's on book tours, she's doing all these thing. You know she's gone a week ... comes back. Packs up and leaves again."
And, after ten years of marriage, Gosselin laments, "I'm standing there like, "Oh, okay. Your mom's gone again."
The entire interview with Gosselin will air on GMA Sept 8 and 9 as well as on Primetime: Family Secrets, Sept. 8 at 10 p.m.