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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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Parenting changing bag help

posted Fri 3, Nov 2017 at 9:59am

Hi there everyone my name’s Nancy! I’m not really used to using these types of forums at all - in fact this is only my second one ever! But I really liked the look of this community and thought it ...

Tags: changing bags,baby equipment
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After Separation

what to do if ex breaches court order

posted Tue 31, Oct 2017 at 4:17pm

My ex was seeing our son every second weekend for two hours supervised contact. We had a fact finding recently and the judge found my ex and his family to have anger issues and be violent. The judg...

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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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After Separation

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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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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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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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...

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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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Help

posted Wed 16, Sep 2015 at 10:20pm

I asked my ex partner for flexibility regarding our agreement (none court order) at first she agreed then later denied, i have had nothing but crap off her, so wrote her a letter stating the facts ...

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After Separation

father going for residency

posted Mon 18, Aug 2014 at 8:54pm

Hi there, needing some advice I am due in court on thursday I am so nervous as cafcass have made a reccomendation she is to stay with her father, she is currently living with him has been for 8mths...

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After Separation

Very concerned for my 8 year old

posted Tue 26, Aug 2014 at 8:31am

I am concerned that my x husband has taken my daughter out of the area. I am worried about his state of mind due to his actions and behaviour after not appearing at a court hearing with HMRC. He h...

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Communication Advice

posted Thu 23, Jul 2015 at 8:37pm

I have recently been back to court and got a contact order to see my 8yr old Son at a contact centre but this has not been going well at all. The order states every other Saturday but she couldn...

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After Separation

Advice please

posted Sun 31, May 2015 at 8:11pm

In March I had to get a court order to get my children back as ex was playing games previously threatened not to bring them back. we recently had a review in court about contact with the children t...

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A complication situation..

posted Tue 3, Apr 2012 at 1:25pm

Hi all, About two and a half years ago I met a girl who was from another country in europe, but who was working in the UK. We hit it off and a little over 6 months after we met she moved into m...

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After Separation

Meeting the Child - What do I do?

posted Sun 28, Oct 2012 at 8:29pm

Hello everyone, Long story short, my partner had an affair which resulted in a child. This was over a year ago. We split and go back to together a few months ago. It has now come to a tim...

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non-molestation order

posted Thu 5, Sep 2013 at 11:02pm

hi I recently received a non molestation order and now worried about whats comeing next ive been to the C.A.B whose advice was to get a solicitor after ringing a few I have an appointment next week...

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CONTACT ORDER HEARING WHEN DAD ABUSED ME/SON

posted Sat 3, Aug 2013 at 9:28am

i am panicking. I recently got an app for a contact order,for my sons dad to see my 3yr old son. when h hasnt seen him for over 4mnths. An d has recently bouht himself a two-seater sports car. A 3...

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After Separation

I have no voice

posted Wed 27, Aug 2014 at 1:02am

I left my wife four years ago as I could not cope with her lies and deciet. We have two children age 9 and 7. Since we split there have been there have been many things that have happened the have ...

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