Chris - posted on 08/30/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
My husband and I are on the verge of getting divorced. He has worked out of state for about 4 yrs. We are about 5 hrs apart. We were originally going to relocate with him, but it looks doubtful now. He is a very temperamental person, but I have always told the kids they are lucky to have a dad, be respectful, he is really cool, etc. However, he can't help but yell and be controlling with everyone. 15 yr old now avoids answering phone and talking to him b/c of his temper and demands. She does not want to make the long ddrive to see him. Visits are short and stressful b/c we do have commitments/lives here and he insists she has to visit as often as possible. How much anger ---on thephone or otherwise---should she tolerate? should she stick up for herself, or does that make me look like I am depriving dad of time with child?