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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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How do you ever accept your ex's new boyfriend when your child is involved?

posted Wed 16, Aug 2017 at 3:31am

This is going to be a long post, so thank you in advance to anybody who reads it all.im having an extremely hard time. Im the father of a beautiful little girl, shes not quite 2 yrs old yet but ...

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? Unrecognised mental health issue or just changed his mind

posted Tue 15, Aug 2017 at 11:39am

I need some help/advice on ways to manage a recent separation from a marriage of 16 years where I think he has undiagnosed depression. Complete behaviour change in the last 12 months, and almost un...

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Access to a parent who has a prescription drug issue.

posted Sun 13, Aug 2017 at 7:44am

Hi, first time poster, I'm looking for some guidance. I have a son whose 2, uve been separated from his father for over 6 months because he has a prescription drug abuse issue (tramadol) since sepa...

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After Separation

Have no idea.

posted Sat 12, Aug 2017 at 8:42am

First. My ex has been seeing our daughter. Every monday and thursday 6-7.30 pm and every other sat 12-6pm. Until last week he kicked my car would not let me leave once i have picked her up because ...

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After Separation

Introducing a new partner

posted Sun 6, Aug 2017 at 10:38am

I hope I won't be judge for my situation but i need advice on how to move forward. I have two children aged 7 and 4, they both have different fathers. My eldest father was a teen relationship f...

Tags: New partner,introduction,family,children,moving forward,step family
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After Separation

Breach of family order but was agreed then not

posted Wed 2, Aug 2017 at 10:38pm

Hi advice needed asap plz Basically been in and out of court 5 years with sons dad. He is now 6 diagnosed autistic spectrum adhd glue ear bowl condition. Dad started out supervised section 7 re...

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Giving it a second shot.

posted Wed 2, Aug 2017 at 5:50pm

The reasons that I'm seeking help is I was separated from my long time boyfriend who I have 2 kids with for 3 years. We were together for 10 years before the separation, But I recently found out th...

Tags: Separation,Affair,Second shot
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After Separation

Breach of court order

posted Mon 31, Jul 2017 at 8:57pm

hello my partner has a child with his ex partner, they went through court and an order was put into place. they had to go to a contact centre for the first 3 - 4 weeks, my partner has sent all o...

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After Separation

Interim solution required for breakdown in contact

posted Thu 27, Jul 2017 at 9:58am

Hello again, I reached 'agreement' on my contact arrangements on 15th June - I was the applicant and agreed to close the case as the children had expressed a desire to resume contact on a gradua...

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After Separation

Breach Of Contact Order

posted Tue 25, Jul 2017 at 9:59am

Hi Everyone, Im looking for some advice here. Im currently going through court proceedings regarding contact arrangements for both my children with their father. We haven't had the final order ...

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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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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...

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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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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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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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help and advice needed

posted Tue 9, May 2017 at 4:24pm

My partner and i recently split acrymonously. She has started to be vindictive and very difficult. She banned me from one of the 4D scans i purchased and then reluctantly sent a poor picture - thou...

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emotionally bruised after contact at the weekend.....

posted Tue 16, May 2017 at 2:02pm

Hello all, I went to the 2nd contact session ( which was some 5 weeks after the the 1st one) to see my 2 daughters at the weekend. My expectations were low as phone contact has dropped off f...

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After Separation

Partner Moved

posted Wed 7, Jun 2017 at 2:24pm

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...

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After Separation

Template Personal Statement - #2 stage court order

posted Sat 10, Jun 2017 at 12:51pm

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...

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Daughter is angry

posted Sun 11, Jun 2017 at 10:48am

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?

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what to tell your children when having a break

posted Tue 20, Jun 2017 at 3:02am

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
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Domestic violence- getting it right for the children

posted Thu 22, Jun 2017 at 3:16pm

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
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Separating , After Separation

Help and advice please

posted Fri 23, Jun 2017 at 2:28pm

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
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parental rights

posted Mon 26, Jun 2017 at 1:59pm

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
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After Separation

Advice please

posted Sat 1, Jul 2017 at 6:00pm

Hi My bf has been separated from his ex for around a year she moved out of the joint home in the new year... they have a seperation agreement and this involved my bf paying her money from the home...

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