Ex-etiquette: What to do when a co-parent won’t cooperate

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Q. It’s a new year and I’d really like to put my best foot forward with my co-parent. This Christmas, my holiday backed up to her weekend and we had to return my son to her the day after Christmas just to sleep, only to return to my home in the morning. To eliminate all the back-and-forth, I proposed he stay with me and that we lengthen the time with her when he returned, but she wouldn’t even consider it. It was an automatic no. It always is. What’s good ex-etiquette? A. I find many co-parents are so used to saying no that they don’t even listen to the rationale when a change is proposed. “No…

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