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I thought when a couple splits up and there are children involved that both parents are meant to have responsibility over the children.
Well this certainly doesn't seem to be the case in my situation. Is it so much to ask when I do all the running around and am practically bringing up our daughter on my own as I certainly don't get regular maintenance payments from him.
My daughters' Dad moved away from the area a year ago and started a new family with his girlfriend. He is constantly in financial difficulties and when this happens he expects me to fork out the time and petrol to do the running around so that he can see his daughter.
It really annoys me as he's just started a new job and has just told me he would like to have our daughter for the weekend but won't be able to get to the childminder in time to pick her up after work on Friday. This means that I shall have to pick her up and he'll get her from me.
It really isn't fair on her and she gets very upset when she leaves me to visit her dad, especially if she's only with me for less than an hour. I can't understand why he can't arrange an agreement with his manager to leave earlier on Fridays and take a shorter lunch to make up the time. After all, I'm always the one who has to take days off when she is sick and time off to take her to the dentist or doctor etc...
Is it so much to ask when I do all the running around and am practically bringing up our daughter on my own as I certainly don't get regular maintenance payments from him.