Stepdad Wants Parenting Time?

Stepdad Wants Parenting Time?

Dear Readers:

You should recall my blog about an unloving absentee stepdad leaving the marriage and then claiming a desire to spend time with his ex’s son, set forth here:

Hypocrite is Hypocritical 

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Should Stepdad Get Parenting Time?

Should Stepdad Get Parenting Time?

(Today I give the readers the question, and tomorrow comes the answer!)  

Dear Robin:

I was in a ten-year relationship and marriage with a man (“Jim”) who recently left the marriage abruptly.  

I’m not sure exactly what put the final nail in the coffin of our marriage, but the last fight we had was because I could not believe my son Brian was not invited to my stepson’s rehearsal dinner.

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Empty Threats Or Something More?

Empty Threats or Something More?

Dear Readers:

I recently received a follow-up email from someone who wrote to me in July.  Here is what it said:

“Well, it happened again.  Last night he told me I don’t make him happy but he couldn’t give me any specifics on what I can do to make him happy.  He apologized very nicely this morning and explained he’s under a lot of stress but so am I.  Does this change your earlier advice?”

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