I’m a single parent of two. I have trouble with my ex when it comes to things like functions or holidays. Legally the agreement is he gets to see the children every other weekend. However, when I let him know in advance that I would like the children for a wedding, holiday or a family function he never agrees and tells me no. I can’t do anything as I have to be there to leave them off and pick them up.
However, when he has family events or wants to go on holidays he tells me he’s not taking the children and goes to them
What am I to do? I feel like I’m stuck and can’t go to anything when it’s planned. I feel like my life is controlled by him.