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  1. Should I fight for physical custody and the house?

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    Wanted to share my situation because I'm at a crossroads. About 9 months ago, my wife and I had a terrible fight. Not physical, but close. She threatened to "*&^ing kill me" at one point. Aside from that and a few other fights throughout our 9 years of marriage and 12 yrs together, I thought we...
  2. Please help! I regretfully threatened to take custody of our unborn child.

    General Relationship Discussion
    Hello TAM community, I'm coming to you out of desperation in need of as much sage advice as I can get... Long-story short, I threatened my wife that I would take full custody of our unborn child. It was a foolish, desperate attempt to get her to realize that I am just as much committed to the...
  3. Custody advice - 800 calorie restrictive diet!

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    Hello, I am 33M in Michigan. I have a 5 year old daughter who lives primarily with her mom (we are divorced). Our daughter has a tad bit of baby weight but nothing extreme. We have worked over the years to make proper health decisions and have made great progress with getting her BMI in line...
  4. Separation Problems

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    So I left my soon to be ex-husband on April 14, 2016. The following week he moved in my cousin who he was cheating on me with while we were together. I warned him, along with my entire family warning him, that she was going to use him and get pregnant on purpose so that she could get money from...
  5. if not for my son....

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    at the point of separation, we were 3 years and 10 months into our marriage. we will make 5 years of marriage in october, thou we are still apart. we'd relocated from from tx to ca 8 or 9 months earlier. we have a two year old (almost 3) son together, and she has a 17 year old daughter. she is...
  6. Is my man just scamming me for babysitting?

    General Relationship Discussion
    I met him on normal, legit terms. We dated. We moved a little fast but both feel a little older and wiser after two divorces and children in our custody. When you know exactly what you want after years of experience, I think it's ok to move a little faster than would a single twenty-something...
  7. Keeping custody communications on-point

    Coping with Infidelity
    I am having a lot of problems talking about our son with my cheating STBXH. My M.O. has been to email or text because often, when we talk on the phone, we argue. Or he'll start asking me questions about my life - my job, how I'm doing, how he wants to see me socially and get together for coffee...
  8. STBX seeking custody leaves state w/o telling me

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    Hi Seeking advice. My STBX is seeking custody of our young children (I have had them 90% of the time up until now). He recently left the state without letting me know with his new girlfriend for a week. I want to bring this up with my lawyer, has he done anything to jeopardize his seeking...
  9. Wife's response to children when we get into big fights

    The Family & Parenting Forums
    I've got kind of a unique situation that I am dealing with so I will try to preface: My wife has legal custody of her two second cousins that are half sisters (10 and 6). The older ones father moved out of state and has some visitation for parts of the year. My wife is currently fighting to...
  10. Needing advice

    General Relationship Discussion
    I am in desperate need of advice, I'm very lost at this moment and don't know what I should do. Lets try and make a long story short, about 2 months ago my wife asked me if one of her friends could come stay with us for awhile. My initial answer was no due to previous issues we had in the past...
  11. Ex husband is serving me

    Life After Divorce
    I have full, legal and physical custody of my fourteen year old daughter. For a variety of reasons, not only including my job I have moved out of state with my daughter, always informing the court of my new address, as per my agreement. A day ago, my ex husband had someone he and I both know...
  12. I miss my kids.

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    I'm a divorced dad. I've been seperated from my ex-wife for over two years. In that time I've seen my two daughters only weekends and I was supposed to have them this Christmas but she took them away with her new boyfriend and I was left alone. I'm a good father, never been charged with a...
  13. My cheating wife can't understand why our daughter doesn't want to spend time with he

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    It amazes me, stbxw cheats, leaves home and moves in with OM and then can't fathom why her 11 year old daughter might not want to be hanging out with her over there and doing sleepovers (OM isn't there at night). I guess it goes along with the selfishness. She wants it all to work out for her...
  14. Separating For Health Reasons, & To Save Marriage

    Considering Divorce or Separation
    I'm going to break this down. Met guy, dated a year, married guy, honey moon found out he was abusive, came back from honey moon and discovered I was pregnant. His contract ran out 1 week after baby born, refused to look for a job for 9 months, 1 month after baby was born I was diagnosed with...
  15. Considering Divorce, have a toddler

    Considering Divorce or Separation
    So, I am not going to go into the minutia of why I am considering divorcing my wife as there are many many reasons. Let's just say we are completly different people now and it's just not working out. That being said, we have a 2yr old together. This has been the main deterrent in preventing...
  16. My husband and I have been married 9 months and he doesn't want to see his kids?

    The Family & Parenting Forums
    I am completely and totally ok with the kiddos, I married them when I married him.. We have only been together for 2 1/2 years total. The mother and my husband have been apart since the twins (one girl, one boy) were 2 and he has had every other weekend visits since then. Occasionally over the...
  17. no different than you, but can you help with an advice?

    Considering Divorce or Separation
    The long story -short. I married a man that I was not sure I want,was pregnant with him and it seem to be the right thing to do. Then came the second and the 3-rd child, and our relationship didn;t got better.I talk about divorce for 7 years now, I am not happy, I became a negative and boring...
  18. How can I bear to share my infant?

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    I have been in the process of getting divorced for 7 months now... and things have gotten so bad that I am having a really hard time believing that I will ever be happy if I have to deal with this person for the rest of my life (because I just had my daughter, who is 4 months). It seems as...
  19. The bomb was dropped.

    Going Through Divorce or Separation
    Well, the bomb was dropped this morning. My wife says she wants to get a mediator and file for legal separation. She says she wants to hold off on divorce but she won't tell me why. You can view our background here (just look at the first post)...
  20. Little brother has ODD

    The Family & Parenting Forums
    Hello. I am 21 and am the older sister, not the parent. I'm not sure if I should be getting involved in this issue but I feel my parents are making things worse and I need to step in for my brother's sake. I really need help because this is ripping my already broken family into smaller pieces...
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