I had to give physical custody to my X so I could leave to go train for a new job. Everything is set in the divorce decree for my visitation and daily contact with the kids. We divorced in April.
My kids were with me 5 1/2 weeks and we had wonderful times together. They cried about going back. (We live 9 hours apart).
Seeing that, I asked X for monthly weekend visitation and he said he had to talk to his attorney about it. Really? And I haven't heard anything since. He absolutely refuses to communicate with me, except to threaten me with contempt with this-that-or-another.
I asked my DD, 10, what he said about visiting next month and she said he told her they'd probably be on vacation. Sure they will.
Also, I call daily at a specific time. He often takes them out of the house and doesn't bring them back until late so I can't talk to them, or tells them to get off the phone when I call bc it's time for dinner or go outside or take your pick. He never gives them privacy to talk to me. There was one morning my DD called out of the blue and we all talked 45 mins bc neither he nor his live-in gf was around.
We usually Skype but my DD put a virus on her computer - the X fixed it but has not "gotten around" to reinstalling Skype so the kids and I can have face to face time.
After our weeks together, I've called and can tell the kids are different, like they don't want to talk to me. Our conversations last maybe 5 mins. My DS, 4, used to fight his sister for the phone but he's only given me a couple of sentences of conversation since.
Yes, I've already filed with the court & the judge ordered us to have a meeting. I tried to impress that he has agreed to things with me but the renigs and says if the judge hasn't ordered it, he doesn't have to do it.
Part of why I opted for this arrangement is to get the kids out of the middle but it seems far worse now. I can tell they're being manipulated and I am beyond frustrated and angry.
And I just needed to vent. I have been on the verge of tears for a week now at the situation since they left here.