I can't tell you how much I admire and respect both of them and especially mum for this. I think it could potentially have negatively impacted my relationship with Dad and after all, he left Mum, not me! I didn't even know he had cheated until I was 17!!
Unfortunately this sort of restraint seems beyond most people I just think its a shame for the kids. It's so horrible to see your parents fighting and being mean to each other.
You can still not want to be together but show this kind of restraint for the kids. Yes it would be really hard but so what? Part of being a good parent.
Not too much to ask even in the most dire circumstances. Unfortunately even if one parent is willing and tries to do this, you need both to make it work.
My ex and I are like that and let me tell you there are very good reasons why we separated! Being apart allows us to be good friends, deal with each other in a mature way and not have the day-to-day dramas that we used to have.
Hi all, I know of a situation where the week is split 50/50 (eg sun - tue with one parent and wed - sat with other and weekends shared. (one gets them sat avo for the night, then it swaps the following weekend. The parents live fairly close (10-15min ). The kids are young, pre and primary. Does it work? I have no idea, but after reading this, it doesn't seem likely.
The ex and I were on good terms for a while. But that all changed when I moved. now dealing with him is exhausting and stressful.
At what age should a child's choice of main home have weight in the custody negotiations?
The problem then though is that the other parent probably now has a new family. In my case I was fed up living with mum and step dad who fought constantly... I wanted to live with dad, but he had a wife and 3 kids, no room for me, a mere guest!
<sigh> it's such a difficult issue. I don't think there's one right answer. One size definitely does not fit all
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