Leela - posted on 01/01/2014 ( 10 moms have responded )
My son is 10. His father and I seperated before his birth but they have had a great relationship. The problems always seem to stem around day's girlfriends. The last 1 mistreated our child over 3 years. We only found out after that relationship ended how bad it was. My ex says he knew nothing about it.
His current gf left her marriage 6 months ago to be with my ex. She has 3 kids including a baby. They have completely integrated the kids, all activities are together and he gets no alone time with his father. Note that the do not live together but my ex is now sleeping over at her home (our son is not allowed to).
My son feels that his dad doesn't have time for him as even when he's not with the gf, they're on the phone together. Last night my son had a major meltdown and cried over his dad. He says he does not want to talk to him and prefers that we just discuss it between him and I. In the meantime, I don't know what to do. I've noticed my son become more introverted and sad. His father is in love and in his own world. Should I force the situation and make my son talk to his dad?