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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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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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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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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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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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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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Struggling...

posted Sat 2, Nov 2013 at 4:38pm

Hi all, long story short, my partner slept with someone else, she got pregnant, I left, she had the child, I got back with him after months of being apart.... Now my partner and I have been work...

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Can't get over what ex gf done while pregnant

posted Tue 23, Dec 2014 at 12:10am

This story could honestly go on for a long time, but I will try & cut it as short as possible. An ex girlfriend (I use that loosely as she is a complete stranger now) & I have a son who is o...

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Advice needed

posted Wed 21, Oct 2015 at 12:44pm

Our son and his littlest sister got back from the longest visit he'd had with his father (the previous summer he'd not wanted/been able to accommodate them staying overnight with him). We were sitt...

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Access to child

posted Thu 23, Oct 2014 at 8:29am

My Ex has been abusing me - emotionally and psychologically. There was also an issue with common assault on me from her. She has not given me a valid reason for denying me access to my daughter; sh...

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Leaving a controlling relationship

posted Sat 31, May 2014 at 10:38am

I've tried writing this post so many times but in a nutshell last year I felt something wasn't right in our marriage mainly because I felt a change in me and I wasn't sure that I loved my husband...

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ex partners new gf

posted Thu 11, Oct 2012 at 10:40pm

Hi everyone My husband and i have separated and reconciled 3 times in the last 2 years and this June was the final separation - we had been married for 20 years. During these separations my husba...

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11 year old daughter's relationship with father

posted Fri 27, Dec 2013 at 3:35pm

Hi there I split with my ex 5 years ago. We have a 50/50 care arrangement, agreed informally. My priority has always been that my kids have a positive relationship with their father. He moved in...

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After Separation

Separating but not telling the children

posted Mon 9, Sep 2013 at 12:13pm

my wife of 17 years wants to separate but not tell the children. 3 years ago she wanted to leave but i convinced her to say. I still love her and her pyschologist also say to her she loves me but...

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i have been stopped contact with 5 year old son

posted Mon 8, Sep 2014 at 2:37pm

im in a bit of a quandry about what to do next and could appreciate some advice on the best way topto proceed. i have a 5 year old son and i have been parted for 2 years from his mother. At fir...

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