Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hell Has Frozen Over

Cinderella is living with her BioMom.
After years of battling for - and WINNING - custody of Cinderella, PrinceCharming has relinquished physical custody to Maleficent.
Working start-up hours in NYC, while battling one's own emotional demons, is not conducive to raising a teen (who has her own emotional demons).
He says she understands his decision and is working on making the most of it.
I'm sure Cinderella is happy to be seeing more of her Mom, and her new baby brothers as well. (Maleficent has three other children ages two and under).
It's a double-edged sword and it sucks.
Living with her Dad, she missed seeing her siblings (with Maleficent).
Living with her BioMom, she misses her siblings (with her Dad and me).
This poor kid.

(This post was drafted 3 days before Prince Charming's accident. So many events have taken place since then resulting in another change of custody that now has her living with my ex-inlaws. So much to catch up on, Internetz!)


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Mommy Holiday said...

Man it sounds like you are having it rough. I have just come across your blog and I found it very interesting. I will be combing through your previous posts and hopefully enjoying. I decided to follow you so hopefully we'll have convos :-) Good luck and I hope you update soon.

Stepdadworld said...

As a stepdad I am dealing with a situation where my wife's previous husband makes everything more complicated. It is as if he is demolishing the kids lifes to hurt her. You sound as if you have went through a lot. I hope your life builds more positively in the near future.

Jennifer said...

I recently stumbled upon your blog while desperately looking for information on step-parenting. I recently married a man with two children. He has joint custody of the children and we have them just about half of the month. Navigating this rocky terrain has been a bigger challenge than I'd ever imagined. Withholding most details of the tumultous relationship between all parties involved, it is fair to say this is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Thank you for sharing your story - it has helped more than you know to realize that this is not a solitary path I'm on... there are others of us out there! That alone has given me hope where I thought there was none. Thanks again!