Wednesday, February 1, 2012


1 comment:

Sonoran Dweller said...

I have sole custody of my 17 year old. I allowed her to move in with her father with the intention of giving her a break from a visitation schedule with her dad that had her moving every few days. It has backfired. She is ruining her grade point average as a Junior, risking her college entrances. She is a very smart student, whom I've intentionally made sure has had the best education possible in our community.

Her dad constantly calls me crazy, criticizes me to her and to me in front of her. He has often interfered with my parenting and he recently had his fiancee break up with him.

He blamed our daughter for the break up. I was "crazy" enough to ask his ex-fiancee what were the causes of their break up? She told me he treated our daughter like his wife, sister, mother, child and that she could not handle his lack of support and lack of adult handling. She also confirmed his bad mouthing me to my daughter and his belief that he had to get involved in my parenting and 'rescue' my daughter.

My daughter has said she hates this woman and now hates me. I believe it is due to her father's deep seated issues crossing over into all around him.

She has threatened to never speak to me again and more. Given that she will be 18 in 6 months, I don't think I have a chance to get her back to where she was academically or on good terms with me given what I am forced to deal with.

Do courts recognize such conflict and make changes this late in the game of raising a child?