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Originally Posted by Flor
I read somewhere that having split custody means the child missing someone each night. It is so hard on these kids.
Originally Posted by uptownzoo
As for dh, I personally would put my foot down about his monkeying around. I don't know what your relationship is like, so maybe this would be a bad thing, but I would tell my husband that his child is unhappy and I'm not willing to be the person who has to watch a child be miserable for no good reason. So more hours with the kid, or the kid goes home to his mom! I would also make clear that I was saying this for the well-being of dss, not myself..
Originally Posted by SamI'mNot
Dh wants to make sure that he feels like both places are "home" for dss, but this is definitely not the way to do it.
|It really shouldn't be up to him to be the conduit of news between the two houses, which will just be increasingly stressful for him as he gets older. I know that when my stepdaughters' mother puts the responsibility on them to either withhold specific information from their dad (I know that's not what you're doing here, of course) or to be the one to pass it along when really she should tell him, it's very hard on them|
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