amongst many other issues. I recently started then pulled out of mediation. I pushed for mediation because I felt after children having contact with their father between 3-4 times every week was more than reasonable, and he still booked and ruined or tried our family time on the remaining day. I repeatedly spoke to him about doing his plans within his time, made every attempt to be civilised, made a parenting plan myself (which I asked for his input in,he agreed to for a week, before decided it didn’t apply to him) Every step of the way he’s called me unfair for asking to share time equally, alternate weekends and doesn’t seem to understand that just because children reside with one parent that doesn’t mean that parent has no right to spend or want to spend time with the children too. Is this a common issue?
I even, until last year when I decided enough was enough. Used to invite him to every of the children’s parties and birthdays, although i paid and he still had them afterwards, every xmas day (although i really didnt want him in my house at all) of half day each, he used to have the kids boxing day onwards, more over xmas than i saw them. I’m far from perfect but I think there’s being reasonable and taking the mick.