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    Claire2804
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    1. I’m just after some advice. My ex partner has a stable job, however the company he is working for is offering it’s workers the chance to work away for 6 months with no time at home. I am the main residence for our children but they spend two week nights (not overnight) and every second weekend with their dad. Working away is an option, it’s not a necessity and he will still have a job here should he not go. Is he entitled to go away and work for 6 months and shake his parental responsibility? Not only do I think it’s detrimental to our children’s emotional well-being (as there is no contact where he is going) but I also feel he is no longer fulfilling his parental responsibility as this job away is choice rather than necessity? Do I have the right to say it’s not a good idea?
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    Ramblinjon
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    Hi Clair,

    While I totally agree with what you’re saying I don’t think that anything can be done about it, it’s his choice if he wants to loose out on the children, it’s not something I’d ever contemplate on doing so I can’t understand why he would want to.

    Mark

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    Claire2804
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    There will be no visits to where he is going. It’s umpteen flights, boat trips and countries you would not take kids through to get there. That’s why it’s 6 months away with no time at home. It would he the same question if it’s was a female in the position. I’m assuming it’s just morally his decision but I think it’s wrong that a parent can just expect the other parent to pick up the flack and deal with the children’s emotional alone.

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