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    Privatelady
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    My little one is young. Infant school age.

    Im trying to maintain regular phone contact with her dad since the split but more often than not she doesn’t really say much, other than hello and then gets distracted and doesn’t want to know.

    This is annoying the ex and he finds it frustrating. I understand that. He actually hung up on her tonight! And I had an upset child to sort out!

    It’s annoying for me as everyday I’m wasting my time trying to pursuade her to phone when I know it’s pointless and just disrupts the evening. Half the time he doesn’t answer first time anyway which means the moment she’s said yes has gone.

    I’ve tried to keep it up to save taking more rubbish from the ex. He walked out in a not very nice way and now he moans he doesn’t get to spend much time with her.

    What’s a reasonable amount of phone contact when it’s a once a week visit for a young child who doesn’t do well on the phone. Any advice?

    #58870 Report

    steve3334
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    hi,

    have you tried a video call? that should be more interactive for child. I see my kids regularly and do one telephone call a week.

    #59028 Report

    Privatelady
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    He only doesn’t see her more because of his work hours and his current living arrangement (he’s in a house share living in one room). When that changes maybe he can.

    It’s both in video calls or phone calls. I think she feels pressured sometimes and just says hello I love you and stops.

     

    It’s like the when they finish schools “what have you done today question” and they don’t really tell you or say “I don’t know”

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    Andrew uk
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    He sees her every week? Does he need to phone as well?

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    Andrew uk
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    I have a one minute chat with my kids rarely, maybe once a week if I’m lucky. No contact since April apart from that. Hope there’s no offence taken if I say he is lucky he has regular contact. I would forego the call if I was seeing them.

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