Worried About My Son Being Taken On Holiday
I am hoping for some guidance - have just joined this site after reading some of the advice given to others and it seems very helpful.
My ex and myself split up before I found out I was pregnant. I gave him the complete choice of being involved or not and he chose to be involved (on his terms). He is on the birth certificate. I didnt see him for a few months after my son was born but then he rang wanting to have contact. I have never stopped him seeing my son - he usually has him for 1 day a week, sometimes every other week and he has requested having my son overnight 6 times - every time I have said yes - although its incredibly hard. Its just me and my son and we are very close and I know I am probably overly protective of him but I cant help it. My sons father is a bully - I have no doubt that my son has a good time with him - although is always a bit cross with me when he comes home and very clingy with me. He has recently "demanded" that he has my son every other Sunday, overnight which I have agreed to. Today he shouted at me in the street when picking my son up because he "told me" that he was taking him on holiday for 5 days. I said 5 days was a bit long as he is only 3 but he just shouted and shouted at me. It was horrible. My son was in the car so hopefully did not hear him shouting. This is not the first time he has done this. I am so upset and worried and dont know what to do. I know its important for my son to see his father but I object to being spoken to in such a horrible, agressive way. Am I allowed to say no he cant take him for 5 days? I am sorry if I have rambled but Im so upset about this.
I look forward to hearing from you
Thank you very much