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      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.

    • #59154 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      Highly annoying but it would be good to help him with some of the stuff but keep your answers short and to the point.

    • #59161 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      Yep agree! Short answers so you can’t be accused of not supporting his parenting.

    • #59166 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      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

    • #59167 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      It is also important to be on the same page with coparenting and this way you will be.

    • #59227 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      Just get back to him on the things that matter and keep your answers in such a way that there is no need for a response from him.

    • #59245 Reply
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I can see that the expectation of being spoken to respectfully and not manipulated got lost in this post. It’s not petty and I am offended.

      • #59769 Reply
        AvatarAnonymous
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        Well I’m hearing you.
        I went over 2yrs without even getting a hello or please. Just treated like an underling.

        Mine kicked up a huge stink on Christmas Eve because I forgot to pack a nappy for the sleepover and refused to do the requested hour round trip to provide one.

        All suggestions he provide his own back up clothing, toiletries etc at his house were met with a bunch of ridiculous excuses why he shouldn’t.

    • #59265 Reply
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Some men want to be mothered forever.

    • #59773 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      I would be concerned if he never asked anything!

    • #59795 Reply
      AvatarAnonymous
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      It’s not exactly a welfare issue. You’d think the most capable bloke on the planet would have heard of Amart and Google 🙄

    • #60052 Reply
      AvatarAnonymous
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      My friend recommended this book (Parenting Toddlers: How You Can Use Positive Discipline to Raise Kids Who Will Have High Self-Esteem, Including Tips for Sleep Training, Handing Tantrums and a Guide to Potty Training) and it’s honestly been a huge game changer for me, it’s been so helpful in so many different aspects of parenting! Here’s the link if you want a free copy: https://amzn.to/2LsVSum
      If you want to cancel during the free trial you can, you still get the book, that’s what I did haha 😆

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