I share custody (50/50, week on - week off) of my eight-year-old with her dad, and have since he and I split up over three years ago. Lately she's been spending all of her time at his house crying for me. Since she can't point to any tangible problems to fix, I don't know what to do. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
My ex-wife suddenly vanished over 2 years ago to her native Asian country, leaving behind a son (then 1, now 3) and daughter (then 6, now 8). Contact was intermittent (sometimes once a week and sometimes every three months). I asked her to commit to a regularly scheduled call and she refused to do so. I also found the phone calls to be borderline abusive to my daughter (the daughter would ask, "Mommy when are you coming back," and the mother would reply, "When are you going to come see me?" which caused the daughter to feel responsible for her absence - or the Skype video chats where the daughter would have the camera on but the mother refused to do so). I have since cut off contact with the mother in order to protect my daughter, though wonder if it is the correct decision. [more inside]
How can I encourage my adult daughter from my first marriage to voice her opinions in my current divorce proceedings (of my second marriage) without it feeling like I'm dragging her into battle? [more inside]
Do you know of a calendar web app that requires agreement before items can be created / rescheduled? [more inside]
This is not going to be pretty. I need to know if there is any way for me to maintain a life with my children if I cannot maintain one with my wife. [more inside]
Is there anything a divorced mom with primary custody of three kids could say to their dad to get him to pay attention to his kids?
How do I keep my roommate and best friend from surrendering custody of her son to her ex-husband - an unemployed former crack user who was recently released from jail and is living with his mother about four hours away? [more inside]
My life is a bit of a mess right now but I don't know where to start to get it on an even keel. Please help me to think straight and come up with some workable solutions. [more inside]
How can I help my three kids adjust to my plans to move in with my girlfriend? Specifically, how important is alone time with dad? [more inside]
I need to find this. Very important to me.
Is there empirical evidence relating to this question:
Are there advantages for the children of divorced families being able to interact with both parents every day?
If so, what are those benefits?--Again, in terms of citable evidence. [more inside]
My parents split about a year ago. My father has started dating under unusual circumstances, and it makes me somewhat angry. Am I overreacting? How can I find peace with the situation? [more inside]
What are some excellent co-parenting books? [more inside]
How do I deal with my "permissive-parenting" spouse? [more inside]
My ex is a drunk, so I threw him out. However, we have a young child, and I'm having a hard time figuring out where to go from here. [more inside]
My kid is *such* a whiner. Help. [more inside]
My (widowed) father is divorcing his wife. Dad married her when my daughter was a toddler so she’s the only Grandma she’s had. Grandma has no interest in remaining friendly with our family. How do we tell our daughter that she won’t see her Grandma again without breaking her heart? [more inside]
Did your parents divorce when you were a small child? Do you wish they hadn't? Do you wish they had handled it differently? What did they do right? How do you feel about the custody arrangement they worked out? [more inside]
I am a single dad with primary custody of my son. His mother has a live in boyfriend who she met and moved out for while we were still married. I am having trouble dealing with my feelings towards this man as I see him becoming a bigger part of my son's life. What are strategies I should know? [more inside]