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I Need Co-Parenting Advice: How Often Should I Speak with My Ex? Do We Need to Keep It 'Business Only'?

I Need Co-Parenting Advice: How Often Should I Speak with My Ex? Do We Need to Keep It ‘Business Only’?

A mom writes in asking for advice about co-parenting. She wants to hear from other moms in co-parenting situations about how often they communicate with their exes. She is also curious whether most people keep it “business only” and discuss only matters pertaining to the children or if there is room for friendly conversation. She wants to hear specifically from moms who say they have a “friendly” relationship with their ex.

How Do You Know When It's Time to Walk Away From an Unsatisfying Marriage (Despite Big Objections from Family)?

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Walk Away From an Unsatisfying Marriage (Despite Big Objections from Family)?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her marriage. She wants to know how she might know it is time to walk away from a marriage she finds unsatisfying. This mom and her husband have four children. Her husband works nights, and therefore sleeps during the day. Though she thinks he is a good dad, she finds herself taking care of the kids on her own due to his schedule. She says she also does not love him anymore. They have tried couples therapy and other solutions, but she feels she may be ready to walk away. But complicating factors include a lack of her own resources and an unsupportive family.

Is It Possible to Co-Parent Without Getting the Courts Involved?

Is It Possible to Co-Parent Without Getting the Courts Involved?

A mom writes in asking for advice about co-parenting. She wonders if any other moms have experience co-parenting their children shared with an ex without the need to go through a court process and settle on an official arrangement. She says she is not technically separated from her partner yet, but it’s coming. He has told her, after they split, she’ll be able to see their child every day and he is adamant they don’t involve the courts. But he also refuses to put a schedule in writing, which worries this mom.

Should I Send My Daughter, Who Is Sick with the Flu, to Her Dad's Just Because of Our Custody Agreement?

Should I Send My Daughter, Who Is Sick with the Flu, to Her Dad’s Just Because of Our Custody Agreement?

A mom writes in asking for advice about what to do with her daughter, who is sick with the flu. She is conflicted about whether she should send her sick daughter to her father’s. The father thinks that their daughter should still come stay with him, and, per court order in their custody agreement, it is technically his weekend to have her. Still, this mom feels like her daughter shouldn’t go until she’s feeling better. Who’s right?