I’ve heard it many times: “My ex doesn’t see the kids anymore because he/she is too involved with his/her new family.”
The explanations might vary. Perhaps distance is to blame… maybe Mom and Dad’s relationship was so volatile that one of them felt it necessary to disappear… or I guess it’s possible that the new tribe is just more fun/engaging/nice/etc.
In one family, this person is celebrated for his/her love and devotion. In another family, the same person is cursed for his/her lack of the same.
So my question: What’s your opinion? Is Little Johnny’s super stepdad really such a great guy if he hasn’t talked to his own flesh and blood in 2 years? Is Young Suzie’s absent mommy a forgivable soul because she’s a Girl Scout leader for her stepdaughter’s (or new daughter’s) troop?
I know there aren’t any easy answers to this one… I’m just wondering how others feel. Do any of you have personal experience with this kind of situation? Does anyone else think about this?