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15 Aug 12 #349737 by AnnoyedMummy
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After my ex not having had contact in 8 months, I thought I would contact his mum and see if she would like to see my daughter, to keep things going with that side of the family.

She jumped at the chance, so we have now scheduled contact. It will be 18 months since she last saw her.

We were in contact before, until my ex stopped her seeing her, as in his words "if she can''t see her with me there, then she can''t see her" which I thought was a bit petty.

But anywho, at least my daughter is going to be having some contact with her dad''s side of the family, even if it isn''t my ex!

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15 Aug 12 #349738 by stepper
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Well done annoyed mummy for putting your daughter''s interests first. I am sure her grandmother is delighted that you have made such a friendly gesture.

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15 Aug 12 #349741 by BoysMum
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Annoyed Mummy,

It''s great that you took that step. My children do not see their Dad ( he doesn''t want contact), but the children have a very good relationship with their Paternal family.

They have a Great Grandmother who is very old, and it means the world to her to see the children. In actual fact, I would say my children are closer to Dad''s side of the family, than mine :S

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16 Aug 12 #349776 by DrDaddy
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Fair-dos.
What a lovely gift for your daughter -

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16 Aug 12 #349792 by sexysadie
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Fantastic news, AM, and well done to you for initiating it.

Best wishes,
Sadie

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16 Aug 12 #349802 by AnnoyedMummy
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I''m hoping it will lead to my daughter seeing some more members of his family, as she has never met my ex''s brother and sister, his grandparents or any of his extended family.

We need to take things slowly rather than rush her into seeing everyone at once, but i''m hoping it will progress.

My ex was so difficult about contact that I tried to get him seeing her on his own to create a bond (which they never have) before introducing other members of his family. It just ment though, thats shes gone 4 years without meeting anyone else in his family.

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16 Aug 12 #349851 by Now Gone From Wiki
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I wish there were more people in the world with your level of understanding of the importance to children of a full relationship with the whole of their family, even if their parents can''t be together.

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