A Temporary Move to Dads

This morning a question from a Dad dropped into the email box. He needs advice!

The situation is as follows:

He is divorced. Mum lives 80 miles away with their two children. A boy 14 and a girl 9. Dad visits at least every fortnight. This situation has been going on for 4 years.

Mum, very sadly, is now struggling with depression and anxiety and has had to stop work. Their daughter is also unwell. She is now under the care of her GP and the local mental health team with ongoing investigations (suspected Aspergers).

Both mum and dad are in discussions, and are looking at the possibility of daughter moving in with Dad for a “month or so” to enable mum to “get back on her feet”.

The good news is that mum and dad are talking and both think this is a good way forward. But both are aware there are implications for schooling etc…

It seems to me that this change may be necessary. But there are implications which need to be thought through. Have any readers experienced such a temporary change in living arrangements? What advice could you offer…?



About onlydads

Single Dad living near Totnes in Devon. I founded www.onlydads.org in 2007 and live with my daughters Priya, 14 and Anya 11. I write about single parenting, work, overcoming trials and tribulations and sometimes not overcoming trials and tribulations.
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