Need Help with my Parenting Plan?

Tamara - posted on 07/10/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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The father of my children and I have a Parenting agreement which has been working well for quite some time. Before I created the parenting agreement on my own, he hadn't come around for months to see the kids. The agreement has changed a few times, because I go to night school and I travel some time for work, but I have always discussed the changes with him and he has agreed without a problem. I wanted to switch weekends because on the weekends I get paid I want to be able to have the kids. I cleared this with him and he was fine with it. He didn't ask for a reason and this was over a month ago. Now he came back and says he wants to switch weekends back because his girlfriend gets paid on the weekends he has the kids now and he wants to be able to go do adult things with her!! Its kind of the same thing, except I was trying to compromise and we got into a yelling match and he continuously hangs up on me! Now he is refusing to pick the kids up on the weekends OR compromise until I give him exactly what he wants! Anyone have any suggestions!?!? I really want to keep the weekends the way they are! He always does what is just convenient for him and refuses to help with the kids outside of the parenting agreement! He only keeps the kids 8 hours out of the week, because he wants to be able to "go out" after he drops them off at 8pm. PLEASE can I get some sound advice! I am soooooooo done dealing with this!!!

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Jodi - posted on 07/11/2012

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Well, I can really only work with the information you DO give, can't I? I'm not sure what answer you wanted, but if you don't give ALL the information, it makes it kind of difficult to draw any other conclusion.

Jodi - posted on 07/10/2012

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Well, you DID make the change. Given you mad e that change, and you make the changes on the nights you go to school, I am failing to see how he is the one doing what is just convenient for him. I think you are doing the same thing, to be perfectly honest. Personally, I don't see why it is so important for everyone to do these things on the weekend they get paid, because I'd just put the money aside for the following weekend, but that's me.

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Tamara - posted on 07/11/2012

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Well that is not a very helpful answer at all. I obviously didn't name all the reasons why I believe he only does what is convenient for him. Thanks for taking the time to point out the matter that were only a small contribution to the problem instead of offering sound advice.

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