Cookies on The Parent Connection: The couple connection uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use the couple connection, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from this site.

Forum Forum Posts RSS Feed

This forum is for visitors seeking advice and support from the community in relation to but not limited to parents and couples going through the process of separation or who have already separated; and parents wishing to develop a positive parenting relationship after separation. The forum is looked after by community managers to keep conversations positive and constructive, make users aware of resources and protect them from abusive comments or invasions of privacy. 

If you are offended by a post or topic please use the 'Flag' button to alert a community manager. Please do not use this facility if you simply disagree with what has been posted; if this is the case post a reply stating your opposing opinion and when doing so do not make any personal attacks. If you disagree with another member of the forum or with a situation, state your case without attacking or insulting others and treat others with respect. The community management team reserve the right to edit or delete posts if deemed to contravene terms and conditions.

Please note: We work hard to keep spellcasters and spammers out of our forums, so please do flag anything that looks dodgy. 

Please sign in or register to post on the forum and you can also find details on forum safety on the internet kindly provided by Nominet.

 

Add a post

Forum Posts

Most Recent

Topic Category Replies

parental rights

posted Mon 26, Jun 2017 at 2:59pm

Hi, my ex partner has kept various parts of our children's lives from me over the 7 years since we split. The latest issue is allowing our 15 year old daughter to go on the pill without my knowledg...

Tags: parental rights,father's rights
Read more →
After Separation

Help and advice please

posted Fri 23, Jun 2017 at 3:28pm

Hi Myself and partner have just agreed to split, ( 14 + years together,) as we cannot reconcile following my ex-partner being unfaithful We have 2 great kids aged 5 and 3. My eldest has noti...

Tags: seperation,kids
Read more →
Separating , After Separation

Domestic violence- getting it right for the children

posted Thu 22, Jun 2017 at 4:16pm

Hello Can any mods tell me for what reason Getting it right for the children is not ok to use in cases with domestic abuse? Thanks

Tags: Domestic abuse,domestic violence,getting it right for the children
Read more →
Separating , After Separation

Mending relationships

posted Tue 20, Jun 2017 at 4:16pm

Hi! I have a tough situation. I am a step mom. My step daughter is 7 now, and I have been present for 5 years. My husband and her mom were never married. It was an "oops what are we going to do" si...

Read more →
After Separation

what to tell your children when having a break

posted Tue 20, Jun 2017 at 4:02am

Hi! I'm new here and I have a question. My husband wants time off from our marriage, we have two children 6 and 8 (girls), he tells me he still loves me but he wants to clear his mind. Do I tell my...

Tags: separation,trial separation,time off
Read more →
Separating

Discharge of non molestation order

posted Sat 17, Jun 2017 at 3:05pm

Hi I'm just wondering if anyone can help, these things always happen on a weekend when I can't speak to my dv support worker! So I've had a non mol in place for the last 12 months and it was succes...

Read more →
After Separation

Daughter is angry

posted Sun 11, Jun 2017 at 11:48am

My daughter has turned very nasty against me as her father has been discussing the court details with her. I get punched and kicked she was never like this before. Is there anyway I can help her?

Read more →
After Separation

Template Personal Statement - #2 stage court order

posted Sat 10, Jun 2017 at 1:51pm

Hello I am writing a statement for the court as the 'applicant / petioner' for child contact arrangements. Anyone know of a template they can recommend to work from? The court tell me ther...

Read more →

Partner Moved

posted Wed 7, Jun 2017 at 3:24pm

My partner has moved our child an hour and 20 minutes away from me to move in with her new partner and now insists I drive all of the way for both drop offs and pickups. Just wanted peoples th...

Read more →
After Separation

Seeing my partners kids

posted Wed 7, Jun 2017 at 1:21pm

I've been with my partner for 3 years now and his ex has always stopped me from seeing his kids. We now have a child together and I'm trying to move things forward but the kids apparently say they ...

Read more →
After Separation

Most Helpful

Topic Category Replies

Ex partner won't speak to to me directly about teenage daughter

posted Fri 28, Oct 2011 at 10:12am

My ex and I separated five years ago now and my daughter is now 14 and he is still doing my head in - he will never speak directly to me which is fine when its just sorting out arrangements ...but...

Read more →
After Separation

fathers right

posted Tue 29, May 2012 at 7:34pm

hi, my x said she is going to change the kids names to hers as we have nva been married, now a can only get the kids every other wk/end due to my financal situation as a had a PCL operation last ye...

Read more →
After Separation

fed up !

posted Wed 2, Nov 2011 at 6:12pm

My partner sees the kids ( 9 and 7) every Wednesday 5.00 -6.30 and every other Saturday 9.00 -6.00pm . he is ALWAYS late and turned up today at 5.30pm ! The kids are hungry and he has kept the...

Read more →

How do I get started?

posted Fri 9, Dec 2011 at 1:15pm

We have been married for 8 years and have 2 children, aged 4 and 2 years. We have always had a stormy relationship here I have been the noisy angry one and my husband has just walked away and lef...

Read more →
Separating

What can I do.

posted Tue 13, Dec 2011 at 8:40am

I was married to a violent man for 10 years before I got the help I needed to separate. By then my daughter was 9 years old. she is now 16 and I am horrified that she has started a relationship...

Read more →

stay or leave ?

posted Mon 19, Dec 2011 at 6:13pm

My partner and I have not been getting on for ages and we decided earler in the year to stay in the same house and live separate lives . I think it is working for him but it is driving me mad a...

Read more →
Separating

my boyfreinds ex is trying to take the children

posted Fri 17, Feb 2012 at 9:56am

hi my boyfreind has two little boys and his ex is trying to take the kids from him. When they split up the ex left my boyfreind with the children and has not had contact with them. she has suddenly...

Read more →
Separating , After Separation

Worried About My Son Being Taken On Holiday

posted Sun 26, Feb 2012 at 10:15pm

Hello, 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 pr...

Read more →
After Separation

Dad is trying to turn our child against me

posted Mon 12, Mar 2012 at 1:35pm

I have been separated from my chids dad for about three years and I have always let him have her on a regular basis, but the past year he has been saying some horrible things to our 7 year old girl...

Read more →
After Separation

Boyfriend going through Divorce...what do we do?

posted Mon 27, Feb 2012 at 2:04pm

My new boyfriend is going through a divource, but his other half is being troublesome. No they have no children involved as they are grown up and married themselves. Should he mention our intention...

Read more →

Most Commented

Topic Category Replies

Volunteering in child's school to increase access

posted Fri 4, Jan 2013 at 7:08pm

Hi there, My ex has suggested that in future he would like to volunteer at our daughter's school so that he could see her more. I'm not averse to the idea completely its just I don't want her to...

Read more →

Advice needed please

posted Sun 27, Oct 2013 at 3:38pm

My ex partner and I have a 3yr old son together. When my son was 1 his dad left me for a woman he was seeing behind my back. I later found out that whilst we were still in a relationship he had tak...

Read more →
After Separation

Is my contact harming my son ?

posted Wed 23, Apr 2014 at 10:57am

My ex and I have four children, my 15yr old went back to live with his dad two years ago as his relationship with my then partner was very fraught. I have many regrets about letting my son go and h...

Read more →

Grandparent Hell

posted Sun 18, Jan 2015 at 8:50am

I'm looking for some advice. I have been having a lot if problems over the past year with my mother. She had regular contact, one overnight a week for several years with my eldest, 12, but no conta...

Read more →

Single parent - help with ex

posted Mon 26, Jan 2015 at 9:10pm

My ex left us last year. I look after our 2y/o full time. He pays maintenance which we worked out using a government website. It calculated it by what he earns. It also said that this amount would ...

Read more →
After Separation

Advice ASAP please I broke court order

posted Tue 3, Feb 2015 at 3:19pm

Hi NEED HELP ASAP broken family court order . ? Me and my partner are both after full custerdy and the courts placed a order that my 11 mounts child should stay with the father 5 days and I have hi...

Read more →

My children dont want to stay at their dad's anymore

posted Tue 9, Dec 2014 at 3:02pm

Can someone please help me with advice as I really don't know what to do. My Son is 13 3/4 and my daughter is 12. They came back from their dads on Sunday and said they did not want to go and stay ...

Read more →
After Separation

Need advice asap

posted Sun 13, Mar 2016 at 3:15pm

I have 3 children to my ex. I have an agreement in place for contact, place of contact times ect. He has broken the agreement and taken my kids away several times without me knowing, he has alos ta...

Read more →
Separating , After Separation

Is my daughter being used?

posted Mon 14, May 2012 at 5:39pm

Hello forum I have been separated from my wife since January and had no access to my daughter who is 2 in June. We tried counselling but my wife called time on the relationship about 3 weeks ...

Read more →
After Separation

Can I get my ex to see our children in a Family centre??

posted Mon 21, Oct 2013 at 2:34pm

Hi there.. Me and my ex husband have been split for a a year now and I've just found out he's started to take drugs.. ( weed) so as you can agree I'm worried about the safety of our children I don'...

Read more →
After Separation

The Listening Room

What is this?

The Listening Room is now closed until further notice. Please post your query on the Forum for peer to peer support.