Kate - posted on 01/27/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I am a mom of one, step-mom of two. My husband and his ex have been divorced for 7 years, we get the kids a few dinner visits each week and every other weekend. His daughter (9) has wanted to live us for about 2 years now. His son would rather he never comes to visit. we live literally minutes from his ex but feels like worlds apart. The kids are strongly encouraged not to call, or come over outside their scheduled visits. In the meantime, my step-son and step-daughter fight all the time for their mothers' attention. Step-daughter is almost identical to my husband, step-son, like his mother.
The problem is, my husband wants to avoid court and his ex refuses to talk with us about it or to split up the kids. I love all 3 of my kids. However, I can count on one hand how many times I've interacted with the ex, and I see her almost every day. This is a real problem. Any advice?