Jessica - posted on 06/04/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )
I'm having a hard time dealing with my 7 year old's father. I am about to have my second child, I'm divorced from my first child's father and have majority custody of our son. He gets summer vacation and a multitude of other visitation throughout the year. He also lives 20 hours away. My second child is due to be born 1 week into summer vacation and my ex-husband refuses to let our child stay for the birth of my second. I've tried reason, threats, pleading, appealing to his girlfriend, everything I could think of. I did not petition the court for the time because I foolishly believed his girlfriend when she asked me for time to convince my ex-husband. I just need to know that I am not the only mother who this is has happened to. I'm very depressed and emotional about not having my first child there to meet their sibling and just exhausted by how unfair my ex-husband is being at a time like this. I don't want to keep our child from him for the entire vacation, I just want him to be there to meet his new sister. My ex-husband is behind on child support, moved out the state that the divorce was finalized (he petitioned in Florida as a bid to make me move back when I left him and moved to Michigan, where I still reside.) I don't know what to do and nobody I know has any real life advice. The courts treat me like a number and only refer my to the next person. I need some help coping, advice as to what to do, anything that can put me in a better direction.