So the problem is that the child from 1st marriage does not get along with other kids all the time. He has tried several times to put me against my partner. It is possible that he would get better in time but he may not, his co-parent is very manipulative and does not do well with having to share the child. I felt like I was his only hope at normalcy but since then a therapist is in place and doing better in school. I just feel like I am having to choose between the child or my partner and our child together and it looks like most people would choose the partner and other child vs the needs of the older child.
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Complicated situation but I will keep it short. I was married once and we have a 10yo daughter that has had problems in school / social situations / blended family - etc. Visitation is 50/50 and these problems are getting better with psychotherapy but still a lot of issues with blended family siblings. I remarried with someone who already had 2 children and we had a child together who is now 3yo. The child from the 1st marriage does not get along with anyone else in house and now I have to make a hard decision - I can keep my current family, with a partner who cares about me and our daughter with the other 2 children and only have phone calls / ~ 4hr visits maybe 2 days a week with my 1st child OR I can separate and see both my kids for ~ 50% of the time and loose my wife in the process. I would like to hear from someone on this who has had to make a similar choice or just anyone's advice in general to get a feel for what life implications this will have.
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