Leela - posted on 08/08/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have a 11 yr old son whose dad is now living with his gf and her 3 kids (2,11,13). My son is an only child and the transition has been hard. These are some of the issues:
- He now has absolutely no private time with his father. When his father tried to do something alone with him it turned into a shouting match between him and his gf in front my son. His gf says this is favoritism, although he takes her kids out alone all the time.
- When he's there and asks his dad to play with him, the gf will tell him that his dad no time to do it.
- My son has a room he shares with the other kids but they have absolutely no clothes for him. I was told he outgrew the clothes they had.
- they have insisted that everything must be done equally between the children. This includes outings with my son's grandparents. They are my primary support and are very close to my son. i leave him with them when I travel for work and they want to continue watching him but my ex has said that unless they also take the other children all the time instead of on a couple occasions this cannot happen.
My son is no longer the happy kid he's always been and I don't know how to handle this. he misses his father and visits him but doesn't want to stay there. Any guidance would be appreciated.