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Single Mom How to????

Posted by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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Recently single as of a couple months ago but I'm doing my best to try and keep my babys father in her life but we don't get along. He disrespects me and lies to me and I can't trust him. How do I balance this out? Is it even possible?? I don't want my daughter to learn that its ok for a man to treat a woman that way. I keep trying to explain this to the father but he doesn't understand. Really unsure how to do this....

by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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hugss
by Ruby Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Welcome to CafeMom,
Sorry to hear about this for you  .. must be difficult.
Are you sharing custody?  If so can you be there when Dad visits?
Hopefully others have more suggestions for you.
Here is a group you may find helpful ;)


amandacr1026
by Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 12:05 PM

I have sole custody.. she hasn't been legitimized and he's made no effort to try and legalize anything.

amonkeymom
by Platinum Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 2:28 PM

As a single mom, things that help me are:

  • never, ever talk negatively about the other parent within the child's hearing (even if they're in another room, don't do it)
  • talk to your daughter about being respectful and about expecting men to respect her

Reina13
by Gold Member on Apr. 26, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I think you need to get things situated legally.

You are going to be her primary care giver, and even though she may witness his poor behavior towards women, you will be there to combat that. You will give her her sense of self worth and teach her the importance of respect.


amandacr1026
by Member on Apr. 26, 2013 at 9:02 PM

how do I start the legalization? legally since we've done nothing I have sole rights...

I also recently found out he's been badmouthing me.. calling me a bitch to others.

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