My ex keeps messaging me, asking things like how to make a smoothie for our daughter, or where to buy her furniture, and telling me to provide clothes for her at his place. Never a please or a thank you, it’s a demand. It infuriates me but I know that if I ask him to ask nicely I will get a long winded response saying that I’m as bad, when I am not even vaguely rude to him. It’s as tho he’s putting me in a position of demanding my attention under the guise of providing something for our daughter, and I’m the knob if I don’t. Considering he’s a self proclaimed ‘most capable bloke on the planet’, he should bloody well work it out himself, or ask his new girlfriend!!! I could explode, and I’m so frustrated that he is still able to affect me like this.
Tbh without offending, this sounds a bit petty. If he asked question about caring for your daughter, just answer them. I know there are many single mums who would do anything for the dad to show any kind of interest in their child. Grit your teeth and go along with it for the sake of your daughter
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