Dating a single dad with sole custody
I still believe this, but I also believe in empathy, and for recognizing each other’s humanity.
Here is one story from a commenter on the above posts: From John G: From my own experiences, I believe it’s widespread for women to use children as a weapon to exact revenge against the ex during, and after, divorce proceedings. My son was being tutored on what to say to me (did you ever hear a 7-year-old respond ‘I’m not comfortable talking about that’ when asked a question?
And once she has the child, she is then almost entirely free of the threat of any consequences.
I refuse to beg for access, or beg for photographs, or ask permission when I can please take him on vacation.
After I had calmed down, I tried again and contacted the ex.
I had hoped she would have calmed down and would be willing to work with me.
The thirds set take the difficult road, and sacrifice years of their happiness, battling on a hopeless battle with the ex, just to maintain some sort of contact with the kids.
The fourth way, is to simply give up, and decide that the cost to the child through seeing the conflict, and to oneself, is too high.