50/50 split

Amanda - posted on 03/11/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Hi...
My husband and I are separated and going through a divorce. We have 2 boys that are 2yrs and 4yrs. The split was mutual and we are still good friends. He is a great dad and fully deserves to see the boys as much as possible. We have been splitting our time equally where he has them one week and I have them one week. On the weeks that I have them, he gets them one night and vice versa. So far this has worked out great. I was just wondering if there was anyone else out there who has done this and how it has worked?? I realize that one they start school this may get a little less practical. Any ideas?

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Christina - posted on 03/11/2009

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I am not personally in this situation, however, a great friend of mine has that exact arrangement and has worked out very well for her. When she has her son for the week she was completely devoted to him, then she has a week "off" to take care of herself also. Sounds like you and your soon-to-be ex are committed to parenting the boys together, so it should work well. Once school & outside activities begin, it should still work the same way, as long as both of you live in the same neighborhood and can do the drop-offs & pick-ups. Either parent should be able to participate in sports activities of the kids irrespective of the where the boys are sleeping. I only wish my arrangement was as amicable. Good luck! You're doing great.

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