I'm new here and have been trying to google some ideas on how to approach my ex on this issue.
We have are going through an international custody battle, in which his country gave him everything and me nothing but skype visits from my country. It's been a long work in process to get visitation alone back in the USA, where our daughter was born.
My daughter who is 5, thinks that his girlfriend is her mother. When we skype she asked what color my eyes were (blue, like hers) then she said that her parents (father and gf) have green eyes. I tried telling her that I am her mommy, but I don't think she understands the concept of mommy and daddy just yet.
Just a yesterday she referred to his girlfriend as her mom. I'd like to email my ex about him not facilitating to our relationship as (mother/daughter). But I want to put it as nicely as I can without conflict, although I'm sure conflict will arise no matter what. It's something that I wanted to let go at first, but it's been reoccuring now. This would be different if they were married of course.
I feel alienated, I am alienated. I may not get anywhere, but at least it would be documented through e-mail if anything. I feel like a total butt head for wanting to do this, but my daughter and what little relationship I have with her because of unfortuante events is extremely important for me. I want to hang on as long as I can. Any advice?