So, I divorced my cheating husband of 20 years a little over a year ago. I have full custody of both our children (Daughter 18/Son 15). My ex has little to no contact with our children. Our daughter turned 18 last weekend and she never rec'd a birthday wish/call from her Father. This man (can't really call him a man)....has done so much mental damage to our children and he never even tries to have any type of relationship with either of them. My daughter is graduating HS in June and doesn't want an invite sent to her Father, which I can't blame her. Wondering what other Moms thoughts are, or maybe one of you have been in a similar situation. I agree, WHY should he be invited? Our children obviously don't exist to him! Thank you in advance....PROUD single Mom!
Asked by Anonymous at 10:37 AM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Adult Children (18+)
Answer by twinsplus2more at 1:43 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Your daughter has the right NOT to invite anyone she doesn't want to share her joy with. Honor her wishes and enjoy the festivities!!!!!
Answer by Dahis at 10:43 AM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by specialwingz at 10:50 AM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 10:44 AM on Apr. 20, 2011
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Answer by gemgem at 10:54 AM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by mrsvixen at 10:58 AM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by lucky35 at 2:35 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
Answer by JLS2388 at 4:41 PM on Apr. 20, 2011
As a child of a man that was anything but a good example of being a father I suggest you respect her wishes. Having a horrible father is very hard for a child and sometimes it is best for the child to cut contact from that situation in order to grow and move on. Sometimes your family is like a tumor and it is best to remove it quickly and hope the damage left behind is not permanent.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Apr. 21, 2011