08-18-2021 11:22 AM - edited 08-18-2021 11:23 AM
08-18-2021 04:06 PM
Thank you for sharing with us. It sounds like a difficult situation and we're glad you can talk about it here.
Co-parenting can often be complex and come with unforseen challenges. It sounds like you have tried to be understanding and flexible, but you haven't felt like you're receiving that in return.
I'm sorry to hear about how she reacted to the hair dye. Do you think it might help to talk with her more about why she wants to be a part of decisions like this? It might help to understand each other better and develop an ongoing plan for co-parenting.
I'm also wondering how are the children feeling in the situation? Would it help to talk with them?
Thank you again for sharing.
08-19-2021 12:00 AM
08-19-2021 02:14 PM
Hey there @Giffordm
It's so understandable that you need an outside opinion at the moment. Blending families is no an easy task and can bring out lots of different emotions/sides.
Dealing with nastiness is never easy and even less so when it's a delicate situation. Do you have any people in your life that you'd feel comfortable chatting to about this situation? It might be helpful to have someone you can vent to. Of course, you're also welcome to continue chatting about it here.
It sounds like you have a close relationship with the girls where they feel safe to tell you how they are feeling - that is so important and positive!