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Co-parenting topic?

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SaloonBalloon Thu 28-Jan-16 20:39:56

I may have missed a suitable topic somewhere but it seems that if you are a single ( or not) parent who has shared care, it's not really appropriate to post in lone parents. We might be lone parents for much of the week and some of us might or might not get financial support but we are in a different situation to those parents who have very little or no contact with their childrens' father.

We do need space to discuss the difficulties of shared parenting/ managing the relationship with the other parent, living arrangements etc.

Is it possible to have a topic please?

PresidentOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 28-Jan-16 22:50:47

iS this something that others would like? Let us know and we can have a think about it?

theveryhighlife Sun 07-Feb-16 19:00:43

I would like to see this topic too!

Curlywurly4 Sun 14-Feb-16 10:41:11

Me too

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 14-Feb-16 13:53:16

Anyone else? We might need more than three votes to get Tech to do the biz!

OddSocksHighHeels Tue 16-Feb-16 01:28:43

I don't think lone parents just applies to those with no, or limited, contact with the ex though. It just means that you aren't with the other parent. Or have I misunderstood?

snep Tue 16-Feb-16 12:55:19

I'd really appreciate this. I enjoy lone parents, but there are aspects of attempting to parent with a separated partner which I'd like some more specific discussion of with fellow MNers.

WhenTheDragonsCame Tue 16-Feb-16 13:07:55

As a parent who has no involvement with my DCs fathers, one died and one not interested, I'm not sure this is a good idea. Just because people's situation is different doesn't mean they can't find help in the same place. The relationships board is used by a wide range of people with a variety of problems so why can't lone parents be the same? I think it would offer less support for everybody as there would be far fewer people around.

VoyageOfDad Tue 16-Feb-16 19:36:12

I think its a great idea.

BunnyTyler Tue 16-Feb-16 23:08:37

I'd quite like one I think, I'm new to this single parent thing but my ex is still very much in the picture wrt the kids.
I feel a bit of a fraud moaning about things that a properly lone parent doesn't have at all iyswim.

onionlove Tue 16-Feb-16 23:24:39

I agree with Bunny, I would still follow both threads

grimandtonic Mon 22-Feb-16 09:54:19

I would like this

phequer Mon 22-Feb-16 12:47:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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