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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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Restarting proceedings

posted Tue 10, Oct 2017 at 3:44pm

Hi All, hoping someone can advise and for those who read this or reply thank you for your time! Will look to keep as brief as possible. i split with my ex partner some years ago. We have 2 be...

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Divorce ITV's Tonight

posted Mon 9, Oct 2017 at 2:08pm

Hi all, I hope it's not an issue to post on here. My name is Laura and I'm an assistant producer for ITV's current affair series TONIGHT. ITV's Tonight programme is looking at divorce i...

Tags: divorce,no fault reform,self representation,diy divorce,television,news
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Ex not providing childcare when he should

posted Mon 2, Oct 2017 at 5:00am

My ex and I split up 3-4 years ago. We have two children aged 10 and 12. Our financial agreement was based on an arrangement that he would have the children on Wednesdays overnight and every other ...

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My son doesn't want to go to conact

posted Sun 1, Oct 2017 at 9:42am

I'm a father with custody of 2 of 3 boys my ex took me to court to see them even tho she was seeing them. She has been given every other weekend one a day visit and one a Saturday to Sunday now one...

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Father first

posted Wed 27, Sep 2017 at 10:05pm

Help. I am in a new relationship with a great woman, but am continually running into deep water about my attitude to my kids. In my eyes they always come first, but she finds this naturally hard,...

Tags: Father relationship demand
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Doing the right thing for my 3 year old!

posted Sun 24, Sep 2017 at 1:52pm

I've recently separated from my partner in May, I have been left with majority custody of our daughter who will be 4 in February. So she lives with me mon-fri in my rented house and goes to her da...

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Help my bro!!!

posted Sun 24, Sep 2017 at 8:51am

My Bro is Now 20 years old & is a totally loser, who does jack **** & keeps putting himself into debt, he has now changed course start first year again & wants to go into Human Resources. he used t...

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Breach of order and mental abuse

posted Fri 22, Sep 2017 at 7:00am

Hi there I have a court order for contact with my children that was made in December last year. It was a slow process contact centre then onto community contact then home visits to progress to alt...

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50/50 custody?

posted Tue 19, Sep 2017 at 9:25am

Hello, my ex insists on 50/50 custody of our son, he also insists on everyother weekend and Wednesdays to be included. As he wont take him to his swimming lessons I need to have him every Tuesday...

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I'm so confused

posted Sat 16, Sep 2017 at 8:35pm

I've never posted in a forum and I'm afraid I'm going to drone on! Hi, I'm probably going to drone on so many apologies!! I've never done this before but I really have no idea on what is fair acc...

Tags: Divorce,access,advice
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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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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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