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#1 of 10 Old 07-07-2008, 04:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Mine doesn't Maybe he's too busy with new girlfriend.( who has started moving in to MY house btw!)

I call them at least 2x day when he has them. The guy I'm dating calls his kids every night without fail.


I'm trying not to be bitter and pissy but it isn't working!!!
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yeah, when he first left he made an attempt to call and say hi or goodnight to our dd. it's been months since that's happened.

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My ex used to call 2, 3, 4 times a day when the kids were with me, even though it's 50/50 custody. It drove me nuts. I never got uninterrupted time with them. Be glad he's not calling all the time.
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Never. I don't, either, when he has her. Maybe that'll change when she's older, but for the love of God, she's five, and we both see her daily.

When dd and I are away, we call xh daily so she can talk to him. Usually she's the one who asks. If for some reason she's away -- with the flooding recently she had to stay over at his place unexpectedly -- xh called so she could talk to me.
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my xh doesn't see dds every day. He goes four days at a time without seeing them, per week. I'd say he averages about 2-3 calls per month. I usually do call dd1 on Sat. nights because I don't really see her all day, and she has overnights with him Fridays too. I don't call on Friday night because I see her when xh drops dd2 off, plus I see her in the afternoon.
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Rarely. It does bug me a bit.

My kids don't do overnights yet, but when they do I'll definitely call them to say goodnight.

My dad called me everyday after my parents split. He kept that up until I was like 25 , I think.

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My daughter's dad calls her 2,3,4 times each day. I initiated this when dd was younger and realized that due to her dad's work and personal obligations as well as the physical distance he would be going sometimes months without seeing her.

He & I also speak about 1-2 times each day.... I suspect "the adults" speaking daily will wind down as dd gets older and can communicate better but for now she is only 1 & "the adults" are still figuring things out.

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I'm am sooooo glad my kids' father doesn't call them. I can't stand hearing his voice.

I don't call them when they're with him, either. I don't feel the need to speak to my kids every day.

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No...if he does, it's rare. He almost never makes any attempt to call or see her.
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Yes... well, I call when she's with me and he calls when she's with him. 95%+ of the time, she talks to the other parent to say goodnight.

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