Any advice would be appreciated.
My ex and I separated when our child (Ethan) was just under the age of 1. We have been to many mediation sessions to arrange the care of our son. Ethan is now 7 & we decided when he was in Pre Primary to start 50/50 custody, week on week off. He adapted really well, until now. Ethan is in year 2 & every Sunday night/Monday morning on swap over to his dads week he gets so upset & worked up wanting to stay with me. Since Ethan was 1 both his dad & I have moved on & married. I have 3 other children & my ex has 1 other child. Ethan is such a sensitive child, & his dad just says he needs to suck it up & build other relationships. My concern is Ethan will grow up & resent me for sending him somewhere where he is so unhappy & other things such as him developing depression , anxiety etc. It breaks my heart. It's so hard as I try to be amicable with his dad, but he not thinking bout Ethan's needs at all. In the time Ethan is at his dads his step mum is looking after him not his dad & I just feel as a stay at home mum he should be home with me I have booked a appointment at my dr's this week to get a referral to a physc for Ethan to talk to, as he bottles a lot up & I do worry about that.