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My husband and I are nearly divorced. He moved out into a studio flat (which I paid for - was the only way to get him out of the house) and is in the process of looking for a larger place.
He sees the kids to take them to and from school only (on alternate weeks) and other than that has no contact unless I force the issue.
I am trying to get him to look after the kids overnight so that I can start to develop my social life again, but he is being really unreasonable. I get sick of listening to men moaning about not being able to see their kids - we're the other way round and it is hard work! I have no one to help with childcare and have not been out in almost 12 months.
advised that there is no possibility of "forcing" him to have the kids overnight...
Legally there is nothing I can do and have been advised that there is no possibility of "forcing" him to have the kids overnight. We last discussed this on Friday when he said that the day I asked him to move out was the day he became a single man and it was my own fault!! There is no way that we will ever get back together and his behaviour is purely out of spite, just to stop me from developing a social life. Perhaps he fears I may one day meet someone else, who knows!
I already organise my work around his work rota and have said I will organise my social life around his and that if he needed to swap dates then I would (as long as he returned the favour), but all he keeps saying is that he is single and can do what he wants, when he wants...
Being a single mum is incredibly difficult and I wish I was in a position where the father of my children took responsibility for his own kids (just for some of the time!)