I share custody of my 14 year old and can go a few weeks without seeing him when he is staying with my ex. It is hard enough to get him to communicate when he is with me, but when he is staying at his other house, all I get is the odd ‘yes/no’ or grunted answer when I call. I am torn between wanting to give him his space and wanting to make sure that I am not missing anything in his life where he may need support. I know that in a few short years he will be an adult and I want to ensure that the lines of communication stay open. How do others handle this?
Posted anonymously, 1st March 2022