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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. 

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I need help

posted Fri 9, Feb 2018 at 5:14pm

Hi, I'm a absent father to 2 children 3 and 4 respectfully. Contact was stopped by the mother for, "her reasons", so after attempting mediation where their mother didn't attend i then applied...

Tags: missingmykids,heartbroken
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Advice on what to do next.....

posted Wed 7, Feb 2018 at 10:28am

To all the dads on here...... very long winded but hey here it goes!!! A mother takes the father to court for not wanting to see his children on a regular basis. At that time he was living with ...

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Wrong punishment?

posted Wed 31, Jan 2018 at 3:08pm

My 9 year old son has been a little forgetful lately. He is forgetting things at school like his snow pants, boots, small things like that. His dad and stepmom have decided as punishment he will n...

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What happens next ?

posted Mon 29, Jan 2018 at 10:58pm

My son is 14 , and I am splitting up with his mum , we are selling the house ,and going are separate ways , he had told his mum he wants 50/50 one week with her and one week with me , is this possi...

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Help with my ex partner

posted Sat 27, Jan 2018 at 9:26am

I have a 6 year son, he loves with his mum he has previously been abused by 2 men in her care social services where involved but have now closed it. She rang me last night telling me she has now ha...

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Can't find a solution

posted Thu 25, Jan 2018 at 9:49am

I have five kids with my ex. We have been separated for over 8 years. I remarried 4 years ago. Things have been awful between the two houses. The older two live (20 and 18) with us full time no...

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4 year old step daughter has a hard time adjusting to overnights with dad

posted Wed 24, Jan 2018 at 6:29pm

My fiance and I have 3 girls between us. I have an 8 year old from a past relationship that lives with us. We also share a 1 year old together. My fiance has a 4year old from a previous relationshi...

Tags: Separation,blended family,kids,mental health
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Agreeing time with ex around a 6 week shift pattern

posted Sun 21, Jan 2018 at 9:06pm

Hi, My ex husband and I split up 3 years ago after I found out he had an affair. He works shifts and was doing a 5 week pattern, I have never stopped him seeing them and it's all around his shi...

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Breaches of Court Order

posted Sun 21, Jan 2018 at 5:24pm

I am worried about someone who is being denied contact to his children by his ex-wife and so looking for some advice to give him. They divorced 10 years ago and have 2 children who are now aged 10 ...

Tags: #custody #breach #courtorder #children #school
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Advice on when to tell our child

posted Fri 19, Jan 2018 at 4:47pm

So my husband and I separated back in Aug 2017, although we are still living in the same house as I was made redundant and so am finding it difficult to find a place to rent without having a job an...

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

posted Fri 28, Oct 2011 at 9:12am

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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exercising rights to access a child in uk

posted Sun 8, Apr 2012 at 6:22pm

hi there i am married to a British national . with this marriage i have a son. after 3 years of marriage the relation is not working out well as he came to UK with our son alone and left me in P...

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Ex has disapeared with our son

posted Sat 21, Apr 2012 at 1:30pm

Hi, I hope someone can offer some advice. My partner of 6 years has left with our son whilst I was at work and quite literally vanished off the face of the earth. I cannot contact her as her mobile...

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I don't know what to do anymore

posted Fri 17, Nov 2017 at 12:28pm

Hi can anybody please help me before l do something stupid. My ex if 8 years who l have a 6 year daughter one day walked out without even so much as a reason cut me out his life completely. To say ...

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Ms

posted Wed 15, Nov 2017 at 9:48am

Hi need some advice, I've currently got a court order on place for my ex to have contact with our children every other weekend but he's breached this order with an email saying he wasn't going to...

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Residency for my 3 year old daughter

posted Tue 14, Nov 2017 at 9:55pm

Hi i am wondering if somebody can give me advice or even better somebody who has been in the same position as me to tell me how their outcome was. I have a 3 year old daughter that i have had a ...

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Court order

posted Thu 9, Nov 2017 at 4:04pm

Hello, please help my ex took me to court to get an access order. The magistrates did not take any letters from the children or school into consideration and totally went against their wishes. ...

Tags: court order,access
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young and does not know his rights for who holds the baby

posted Thu 26, Oct 2017 at 2:04pm

my son 21 and his girlfriend that have been living together for two years have just had a baby. yesterday after 4 weeks since the birth she decided to just walk out with the baby after giving him a...

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Parental Responsibility

posted Mon 23, Oct 2017 at 8:42pm

My daughter split up from her babies father. He had parental responsibility. He objects to everything she does with the baby. Even insist that she stays at home as he does not want the baby to...

Tags: parental responsibility
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Defining Christmas for contact

posted Sat 21, Oct 2017 at 4:05pm

Anyone got any idea what to do about a daft English judge whose sloppy final order (yes, the Counsel were both daft, too) talks about a kid spending 15 days alternating 'Christmas' with each paren...

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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...

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Scared my ex will move my kids away

posted Sun 3, Dec 2017 at 5:46pm

I seperated from my wife 18 months ago and have my kids on avearge 3 days a week. We have not sorted the divorce out yet due to financial constraints but as no one else is involved its not reall...

Tags: fathers rights,moving kids away
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Seperation & Children

posted Sun 3, Dec 2017 at 9:10pm

Hi My Partner has been cheating and left. We have another child on the way which he wants nothing to do with and he only wants to be a father to our 3 year old. Where do I stand as I won't be able ...

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