Welcome to Splitsville. This weekly column will focus on parenting after a divorce, break-up or one-night stand that didn't end like a Katherine Heigl movie.
My daughter's father and I never had the most amazing or supportive relationship. We cared about each other deeply and we got pregnant before either of us expected to. When I found out that I was pregnant, we sat down to have a very long talk about our feelings, our options and ultimately, our plans for our little girl. Though our relationship was new, we chose to stay together and attempt to build a family for our child. Even though it didn't work out, I don't regret that decision.
From the beginning of the pregnancy, signs of trouble emerged. My ex never attended a doctor's appointment or read a parenting guide. He rarely asked how I was doing. He spent most of his free time out at bars with his friends, an activity that I wasn't too keen on joining. In retrospect, he displayedRead More »from The Moment I Knew My Relationship Was Over