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Forum: Single Parenting   12-25-2010, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
  Mexico?
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Posted By missgranger
Thank you, everyone. I just needed to hear from...

Thank you, everyone. I just needed to hear from others not involved in the situation to see if my reaction was normal or seemed overly paranoid.
 
Speaking of Skype, he was talking to the kids...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-23-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
  Mexico?
Views: 1,345
Posted By missgranger
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
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Some answers...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-23-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
  Mexico?
Views: 1,345
Posted By missgranger
Some answers to some of your questions:   1)...

Some answers to some of your questions:
 
1) Why not Canada? He tried to go to Canada a couple years ago (without a visa, thinking he didn't need one), was arrested and deported back to his home...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-23-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By missgranger
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Forum: Single Parenting   12-23-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
  Mexico?
Views: 1,345
Posted By missgranger
I am not really sure about him at all; that's...

I am not really sure about him at all; that's the problem. He has problems with substance abuse and mental instability, which make me feel unsafe even though he's never done anything to me. However,...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-23-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
  Mexico?
Views: 1,345
Posted By missgranger
It's been a very long time since I posted...

It's been a very long time since I posted anything. You all have been so helpful over the past couple of years and I'm always amazed at the strength of the women here.
 
A little update: My...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-19-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,594
Posted By missgranger
This is a fairly typical response, from what...

This is a fairly typical response, from what I've seen.

I don't understand how some people think. I would hope that if my situation were reversed and my children were living with their father...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-15-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By missgranger
From what I can tell, they don't do much with...

From what I can tell, they don't do much with the information. My ex doesn't live in the U.S. at all though, so maybe that's why they haven't done much.

They do require you to register with the...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-10-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,676
Posted By missgranger
Mama Soletera, I could have written your...

Mama Soletera, I could have written your original post. I don't have advice but offer up hugs and "you're not alone." It will get better. It will. It must. We'll make...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-10-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 659
Posted By missgranger
It is rough no matter how you slice it. I...

It is rough no matter how you slice it.

I have two kids, and I work full time and go to school full time and we're way below the poverty level. I'm trying to see the light at the end of the...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-10-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By missgranger
How do you help? My son feels very hurt and...

How do you help?

My son feels very hurt and rejected by his father and I don't know what do to help him. He's seeing a therapist, but it's not quite enough. He has become extra clingy in the past...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-29-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By missgranger
Like others have said, it's hard to tell. Each...

Like others have said, it's hard to tell. Each child is different.

My youngest is generally happy go lucky and doesn't seem to show a lot of upset feelings about being away from his father, but...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-29-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By missgranger
Avani, good luck to you dealing with your ex and...

Avani, good luck to you dealing with your ex and the kids this summer.
Forum: Single Parenting   04-29-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By missgranger
Thanks, everyone, for your advice. It's...

Thanks, everyone, for your advice.

It's good to have the reminders that even though he makes me feel bad/guilty about the situation, my obligation is to my children and that the court orders are...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-28-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By missgranger
Thank you Avani and Goodmom for the guidance on...

Thank you Avani and Goodmom for the guidance on limiting time/establishing boundaries for the conversations.

Geekgolightly, I kept a log of the conversations during our separation and have...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-26-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By missgranger
Does anyone know where I can find some legal...

Does anyone know where I can find some legal advice on my obligations for letting him talk to the kids if they are continually upset by the conversations?

I'm sorry. I wasn't very clear last...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By missgranger
I'm still so freshly divorced that I can't...

I'm still so freshly divorced that I can't imagine getting into a relationship ever.

I get very lonely for adult conversation or just time to myself, but have my kids full time. I wouldn't trade...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-25-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By missgranger
I haven't been active enough to post to the...

I haven't been active enough to post to the surviving abuse forum, so I'm sorry if I'm overstepping bounds.

My ex husband lives overseas and cannot get a visa to the U.S. at this point. In the...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By missgranger
I had friends who fought over whether their...

I had friends who fought over whether their child should be sent to an alternative school that practices unschooling. The father wanted it, the mother didn't. She took him to court several times and...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-01-2010, 08:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By missgranger
I had my final court hearing and the judge...

I had my final court hearing and the judge awarded me primary custody of my children and gave my ex visitation with prior notice and he's not allowed to take the children out of the country. The...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-14-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By missgranger
This is such a mess and more complicated to...

This is such a mess and more complicated to explain than I realized when I first posted.

Truly, deep down, I don't trust him/his family not to try to keep the kids and I guess I'm still so under...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By missgranger
The kids (3 and 11) and I have been back in the...

The kids (3 and 11) and I have been back in the U.S. for nearly a year. He lives in the Middle East and we were all there together for 8 months.

Would he keep the kids?
I'm really not sure what...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-12-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By missgranger
The basic situation is my STBX is overseas and...

The basic situation is my STBX is overseas and cannot get a visa to the U.S. I have initiated a divorce and refuse to sign as his sponsor (he has a past full of irresponsible behavior which I don't...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   10-25-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By missgranger
I'm not sure if this belongs in this forum or...

I'm not sure if this belongs in this forum or maybe should be in breastfeeding beyond infancy.

I have a 3 yo whom I'd love to wean, but he shows no sign of wanting to stop. We've had a lot of...
Forum: Single Parenting   09-17-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By missgranger
If you figure this out, let me know. I just...

If you figure this out, let me know.

I just shut down altogether and don't feel like that is any good either. I know there must be a way to constructively handle communication, but I don't know...
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