My ex and I share 50/50 of our 9yo son. Basically we have him every other week. She also has a 5yo from her second marriage. They’re divorced and the custody arrangement is like ours except she the 5yo on the week that I have our 9yo.
Her second ex husband refused to work around our custody agreement so my ex asked me to change ours. This is a huge deal and the reality is that I cannot just sign off on it. If I just say okay then she’ll start asking for more accomodations at my expense.
I told her to think about what she’s going to offer me to go along with this plan. She got mad that I just wouldn’t just do it. Honestly if she would have offered me something like an extra holiday then I’d go along with it. She even said that she wasn’t going to pay my legal fees because a judge has to sign off any custody changes in our state.
Now she’s pissed and I don’t care
Edit: Both boys are just as happy being together than not.
Why? Because they get to have their parent all to themselves and my relationship with my son is more important than with his brother.
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