When two parents divorce, the court frequently steps in to assist them choose a custody arrangement that fits their children’s needs in a number of ways. For many parents, this might mean dividing the week or the month in half like in this story. The mother insists on sticking to the arrangement no matter what, which has resulted in a recent rift that should have been prevented entirely. Read the whole story and what would you have done in this situation.
When we were together, shortly after Claire was born, Brian got a dog. This dog was not young then, 6 or 7, and now must be ancient. Claire loves this dog, and I’ve tried to indulge that as much as possible and the days I have her Brian will let Claire video call with him and the dog which I think is a bit extreme but to each their own
Brian contacted me this morning saying that he had to put the dog down tomorrow, and asked if he could pick up Claire a day early so she could say goodbye, I told him I didn’t want to do that and didn’t think it was a good idea to go against court ordered custody, and since he wouldn’t watch her when I had a work emergency I didn’t see why this was different.
He said I was being overly dramatic and petty and cruel to not let Claire see her dog. I don’t think I’m wrong because we’ve already set the standard that we’re sticking to the court ordered custody. But he’s sent me several texts saying that I should let Claire be there, and even told her what was going on which IMO was overstepping and I don’t think it’s right for him to contact her behind my back about something involving our co-parenting.
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