My son is almost 21 and has tried a number of times to have a relationship with his dad (my ex), then will give up, then go back and try again. Only to have it always turn out the same way. I found out that the reason my son keeps quitting his dad is that when they are together ALL my ex does bad mouth me constantly. My son says it's almost like he is looking for some kind of validation.... which my son can't give him. Until now I've always told my son to keep the door open to having a relationship with his dad... but now I see that the ex is just putting this kid through hell whenever he goes around him. I know I SHOULD tell my son to continue to seek a relationship; but I don't think I WANT to. We've been divorced 5 years.... it's time this man let it go. I don't want to contact the ex either to tell him to stop, cuz when I do, it's just a bunch of he-said-she-said b.s. and it gets nowhere.. but worse. What can I do?
Answer by rhope4 at 6:40 PM on Feb. 13, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Feb. 13, 2009
Answer by figaro8895 at 5:54 PM on Feb. 13, 2009