Melinda - posted on 08/11/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My daughter has been told for 5 years by her dad that lives two states away that she could tell the courts where she wanted to live when she turns 12. Went to court and yip, she told her GAL (third party attorney speaking in the kids behalf) that their request, after the GAL beat me and my husband up for disciplining my children in her report, that they had requested to live with their dad. I'm so depressed b/c my daughter acts like I'm so stupid and she idolizes her dad. He's the one that left when they were 1 and 3 and now has a 2 year old and an infant with the woman he cheated with. So now they have moved they get to share rooms with their two 1/2 siblings in a 930 square foot home.. Everything is wonderful and they seem to love it b/c they say that have some real expectation b/c they have spent 6-7 weeks with their dad during the summers. I am totally hurt that he gets to finish rearing my children when I'm not the one that left the marriage. My son was torn between the two of us and is a momma's boy. My husband has raised them since they were 3 and 5. My daughter is now 12 1/2 and my son almost 11. Is there any hope they they will move back with me and their family where they grew up? They are now going to a private school which will be a total culture shock b/c my kdis are outgoing and loud. How do I deal with this horrible hurt? They moved from a rural area in Oklahoma City (slow paced) to Chicago (fast paced).