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Separated Parents Information Programme - anyone attended?

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UrbanBuzz Mon 20-Mar-17 23:38:15

I hope I've posted this to the relevant area.

I've been advised it's best I attend this programme.

Has anyone attended an SPIP? If so, what can I expect? I'm worried I'm going to just be made out to be a terrible Mother.
I am my DC's resident parent who currently has a court order set preventing me from moving out of my area. It's safe to say I despise my child's father and communication has completely broken down since he got that order out. I'm losing so much sleep over this whole thing and on a complete downward spiral, especially with another court date approaching as well. The financial strain on this whole matter is also unreal!

MrsBertBibby Tue 21-Mar-17 06:47:11

Everything you need to know about SPIP.

It's not about anyone saying you're a bad mum.

UrbanBuzz Tue 21-Mar-17 09:18:01

Thank you for your reply. I was more after personal experiences from anyone ? Was it helpful ? I'm dreading the fact that I have to sit in a room with strangers and when this is such a personal thing.

MrsBertBibby Tue 21-Mar-17 11:52:16

Some of my clients have found it helpful, some less so.

I suspect it very much depends on the mindset you bring to it.

It isn't ok to despise your child's other parent. I know how hard it is to find the positive, my own ex is a drink driving sexual harassing ego maniacal dick who has made my life so much harder than it needed to be, but as well, he is a warm and loving parent. I remind myself of that one positive often. Through gritted teeth, but I do it.

It will make your life easier if you can manage it.

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