Before I begin, I believe that all children need both parents that is why it takes TWO! While some women do a great job with single parenting; fathers are still needed! A fellow solo mom is in a bit of a quandary, let’s see if we can help.
So for all of you single moms, what do you do when you have HAD it with the bio-dad??? Things start out great co-parenting but around the teenage years, things change and it seems you have turned into just another baby momma with a dead beat dad? Should she cut him off and relieve him of his duties; or dig deeper? She realizes that she can’t be dad and would love to have the father be a part but it looks like the relationship between the dad and child has been severed. Should the mom get involved, yet again or allow the child and father to reconcile if they chose and continue do what she has been doing.
Things to factor:
Bio-dad has admitted that he does not know where the relationship went wrong and says “my child doesn’t call me so what am I supposed to do?”
The child says ” When I call him he never calls back or he may text me. I don’t know what is wrong with my dad, but I’m over it.”
The mom: Currently, needs dad to step it up BUT his response is above and he appears to not want to be bothered.
My thought is to let his behind be and relieve him of his duties since excuses are the only thing he has.