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    Sophie G

    Newly joined so please be gentle!

    i have 2 children with my ex husband. Now 10 & 8. We have been separated for 5 and a half years.

    the kids were keen to see him at the start. For about 3 years I would say. Things started getting strained just before covid. He was too busy to collect, was late, sent his fiancée, dropped them off at his mums.
    since covid and also getting wiser to him they have refused to see him or speak to him for a few months.

    There’s been lots of encouraging from me to go and trying to get him to see sense but to be honest the children and I are kind of exhausted of it.

    they are adamant they don’t want to see him. Can anyone help with what he can do with forcing them to see him?

    thank you

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    I wouldn’t force them to see him if they don’t want to. I don’t think any court can make a child do something they don’t want to do!

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    Give them time. But make sure that you subtly tell them from time to time that although you and their dad are no longer together, you are still a family. And he still is their dad who loves them. How you make them realize that their father loves and long for them will help them heal and eventually embrace the fact that, ‘though unconventunal, you are still a family.

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