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Old 9th January 2018, 4:22 PM   #1
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Silent Treatment in Co-parenting

My ex and I are co-parenting our 5 month old son. He left me when our son was one month old to be with someone else. He cheated on me during pregnancy coz he wasn't happy with the relationship. Even though it was his idea to have a child.

Anyway moving forward, we live in the same apartment complex. He provides financially for the baby and sometimes myself but he comes to see the baby one or twice a week for 5 mins. Most times, he is out hanging out with whoever. I can count on my two hands, the number of nights he had the baby since his birth.

Today I mentioned to him via whats app conversation that he needs to take the baby more and the time he spends with the baby now is not enough. Also that even if he takes the baby for a night, he shouldn't just leave the child with the grandmother and go hangout. I wasn't rude but I got no reply. Which is nothing new. Silent treatment has always been his forte.

I need some help to deal with the silent treatment. I do not quarrel with him otherwise. We hardly talk unless he asks about something about the baby. I cant cut contact although I wish I could because of the baby.
I am not trying to mend things with him. I really do need help with the baby as I live alone and I have school work etc. I could use the alone time. I am also currently unemployed.

Any tips?
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Old 10th January 2018, 2:47 AM   #2
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Any tips?
You're a young, unemployed and unmarried student and you've had a child with a man who lives with his Mom?

AuG913, you need more than "tips", I'd immediately see what assistance is available through both Social Services and Legal Aid. A lawyer could help you understand your rights and your ex'es legal responsibilites. Otherwise, you're at risk for everything from kidnapping to abandonment.

Don't delay...

Mr. Lucky
"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for." - Epicurus
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