Split Parenting – 2 different Households – Coronavirus

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    I am a Dad to two children aged 12 and 10 from my first marriage and baby 7 months from my current relationship. However, my current partner and I with our baby boy do not live together. He stays with his Mum and I go and usually go and stay with them when I don’t have my other two.

    The govt says that children can move between parents but would that be the same in my situation.  Does anyone else have this dilemma and what is your advise, please.

    Thank you

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    Are your ex and your partner both self-isolating with children at home? Can you trust them to stick to it or are they seeing other family and friends?
    The thing is if your ex has a new partner, who perhaps is still working, they carry cv into their house, your kids pick it up but don’t show symptoms, they come and stay with you and you pick it up, then you pass it to the new partner & baby.

    So what are you prepared to risk? Do any of you have underlying health problems? You could equally pick it up in a supermarket, but every contact increases the risk. You all need to discuss it and find a compromise.

    It’s horrible ☹️

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    We have decided that the children will stay with their mums and I will go play with them in the garden, staying away from the mums – Between each visit will be 7 days in case I do get it. If the weather doesn’t permit, then I will not see them. Unfortunately, I fear a complete lock down soon therefore it will be taken out of our hands.  I thought a messy divorce and fighting to see my children was going to the hardest thing I would go through, but this beats it already. Seeing the strain on both mums faces, children worried and unable to help them is hearty breaking.  It’s even harder when you have a 7 month baby and that relationship is not in a good place either, I have never felt so low and useless.  I want to take away their pain and tell them all it’s going to okay, Daddy’s here yet I am not. My heart goes out to any parent in this situation, parents in this situation and single parents that are needing to handle this on their own. Take care all of you x


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