Hey @lovemyboys , I’m sorry to hear about what you and your family have been going through. It sounds like things have been quite tough for a while. It also sounds like you have been trying to make an effort to help sort some of the issues out but that it hasn’t gone too well so far. Do you have any supports around you that you can talk to about what you have been going through
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Hi @elikat51 - welcome to the forums!
We're really glad you reached out here for support.
It sounds like you and your partner are going through a really stressful time - managing communication and relationships in blended families can be so complicated.
We have articles on our website about handling conflict with your ex-partner and staying connected with your kids after separation that might be helpful if you'd like to take a look.
Is there any possibility that your partner might be able to involve a third party or mediator to handle the communication and arrangements about the children with his ex-partner?
Alternatively, could he nurture his relationship with the children via text message, chat or email if they're open to it? I find even just a quick 'hi' or check in about their day seems to go well with my teenagers as long as any messages are short and not too often.
This situation seems like it's causing you a lot of stress too - do you have support for yourself or people you can talk to?
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