His first contact was in September. I've been advised by my doctor and health visitor that I have PND and need to reduce my stress levels as its having a detrimental effect on my health. As seeing him reminds me of all that he has put me through I can't cope with weekly visits however I do know that he needs contact with Rhea. Therefore I'm working towards increasing the visits as I get better and am able to get over what has happened in the past.
Not really as Rhea is most comfortable with me and the fact none of my family want to see him and very upset with the whole situation.
I have but do not want to leave Rhea without me.
Sorry I live alone with Rhea at my house. My ex partner has moved back in with his parents. In my last response I meant Rhea is always with me and is not comfortable without me.
Sorry...yes I am
Thanks for your advice Clare. I'm still not convinced about using contact centres. I feel I need to be present at all contact sessions between my ex and Rhea. I am providing opportunities for my ex to meet and build a relationship with Rhea and as she gets to know him and becomes older I will increase these sessions. Would the court not take into account that he is having contact and that its a working progress and will improve as time goes on? Surely the courts would rather the parents sort out contact between themselves instead of them having to intervene?