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chrisfreeactivist Thu 25-Jul-13 16:58:16


We have only just split, I am having the kids at hers this weekend and the following two weekends as we have family events to go to.

We are going to use RELATE to try and work out a co parenting plan. It looks like I should just focus on the relocation.

BenedictCumberbitch Thu 25-Jul-13 16:46:19

I was going to suggest relocating.

That is probably the best way forward at the moment.

What have you discussed childcare wise? Just this every 2 weeks arrangement?

chrisfreeactivist Thu 25-Jul-13 16:43:27

I am currently going through a breakup, the relationship lasted 3 years we have two kids one is my step daughter aged 5 and my baby who is 20 months old.

We are getting on ok, I am struggling with the breakup, I feel anxious about how we can co parent when I am used to seeing the kids at the weekends and one evening a week.

I am worried about how often I will get to see the kids. I miss them loads when I don't see them for more than a few days and now It looks like I might only get to see them every other weekend when my older kid goes back to school in Sept.

I want to be as involved as possible but I am over 40 miles away from them now and an 80 mile round trip is unfeasible for them.

Do I just have to accept I will see the kids way less?

I am thinking I will relocate to be closer to the kids but this is going to take time.

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