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    TheDave
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    Hi all.

    My wife of ~15 years is leaving me, and taking our two children back to Finland, where she’s from.

    This is very new and raw – I only found out it had got to this point just over a week ago.

    We’re committed to being as nice to each other as possible, for the children. The last thing either of us want is to have them pulled into a fight, or worse still used as weapons against each other.

    Ideally she’d like to leave around June to get the kids settled before starting school. But with all the coronavirus stuff, who knows.

    We’re having initial pre-mediation meetings on Monday, with a view to avoiding confrontation and being as nice as possible to each other, again for the kids.

    And oddly, we don’t actually don’t want to hurt each other. For the most part we’re actually getting on really well. It’s all very odd.

    Anyway, aside from introducing myself (I expect to be around for quite a while now!), I’m interested to hear if anyone’s had any similar experiences in terms of kids being out of the country?

    Thanks in advance.

    PS: Who knew how awful 2020 was going to be?

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    Ali.saa
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    Hey there,

    I’m living with my son abroad and my ex agreed to be far from my son. I asked her but she refused to come here and live with us.

    Well I saw myself on terrific situation and I should make a decision.

    I knew completely about the consequences when I moved because I met solicitor and of course child psychologist for my son.

    I have to confess that it’s really difficult and challenging decision.

    But I’ll recommend to get consultant before doing anything.

    How old are they?

     

     

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    TheDave
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    Hi. Thanks for getting back to me. And that’s a lovely photo of you and your son!

    We have two kids – 9 and 13 years old. And so far they don’t know what’s happening.

    All the health scare things going on right now add a whole new layer to the confusion. And worry!

    Interesting times that we live in.

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