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I think you need to be very careful with  Anonymous’s advice as this suggest that a) the child is a commodity and you have some sort of ownership/entitlement rather than the child developing their own self and identity, b) that a rank should exist potentially pulling the child into an unhealthy dynamic rather than parenting that is child focussed and places the child’s wishes first, c) an assumption that your daughter is being manipulated and/or held against her wishes.  The latter being a very serious matter indeed and would need professionals to become involved if true.  Anonymous – you are assuming that the child, aged 10 years, is unable to express her wishes and that she could not be possibly want to stay with that parent of her own accord/wishes unless someone is making her?  You advise is very concerning.