Katherine - posted on 03/09/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )
My 13 year old son lives with me 50% of the time, and the rest with his father. However, recently my ex is rewarding him for not coming home to my house. He does this by buying him expensive gifts, giving him special privileges for treating me badly in public, and taking away his phone when he is not with me so that I cannot communicate with my son. He deletes messages before my son can read them - and tells him I am not bothering to make contact. Recourse would be to go to court, but I do not have the money to go back, as the divorce took 4 years and $400,000. My friends tell me to be patient, and that the values I have instilled in my son should be enough to have him eventually learn right from wrong, but it is still painful. My son calls me a liar, a b&%#$, and other things he hears from his father.
What do I do?