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Kath
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My ex took me to court for contact arrangements, all got sorted in the court room with the judge but before we left the building ex told me he couldn’t have my son for the first weekend the contact order said, the contact he applied for because he was going to Switzerland and wouldn’t be back,I was a bit of an arse too as I told his solicitor he has to come back early or lets just scrap the contact order. I get where you are coming from, honest I do.

My ex would just expect me and my son to sit waiting for him to turn up when he was supposed to. I got to the point of if he didn’t turn up we would just crack on and do something else, set off to the park or go see friends  but I wouldn’t carry on sitting there not knowing what was going on just twiddling our thumbs waiting for him.  When he did eventually phone me asking where we were it was a matter of he would now after wait for us to get back home. We were not there to fit into his life, we had our own lives. You don’t need to change your holidays to suit him nor would a judge expect you to do so.