12-17-2020 08:24 AM
12-17-2020 11:47 AM
I'm so sorry that this awful situation is happening for you and your family. It must be so horrible to have had such terrible things said about you and your baby, and I really feel for you. I understand you're going through mediation at the moment, are you getting any support around this? I was just having a google for legal supports near you and found this legal service for women that might be able to offer some support or advice.
There is also the Family Law Support Service near you that can provide advice from lawyers and social workers, is that something that would be helpful for you?
I'm sorry you've not received any response back from your children on email, it must be truly heartbreaking to not hear back from them and to not have had contact with them for months. If you wanted to have a chat with someone about how you're feeling, Parentline offers one-on-one phone counselling from 9am - 9pm Mon-Fri and 4pm - 9pm on Weekends.
I hope some of this information is helpful, let us know how you're going
12-18-2020 07:36 AM
12-18-2020 01:50 PM
Thanks for getting back to us. I'm so sorry you have had this awful experience with mediation, that is devastating that anyone would make a judgement about your relationship in that way. My heart really goes out to you, and good on you for putting in a complaint. Could it be worth following up on that complaint?
In terms of how to connect with your children, I'm wondering if maybe the service Relationships Australia might have some advice that could be helpful for you? They offer a range of services including counselling, workshops, mediation, and educational programs. They also offer a childrens contact service that could be worth looking into for parents who are separated.
And I think in terms of becoming a better you that self care is really important. Posting here on this forum about your concerns and worries really shows how deeply you care for your children and that you clearly love them so much. What do you do to show yourself some love? Are there things that make you feel comforted that you like to do when you're feeling down?
I hope some other parents are able to jump in here and offer some support as well