My Story – By Irritated Dad:
My two boys, ages seven and eight live with their mom. She is re-married and has two kids with her current husband. I am re-married but decided not to have more children. My ex-wife has demanded I send small gifts for her other children when I send things to my boys. I don’t feel this is appropriate. I don’t even know these kids. I pay her a fair amount of child support, provide for their medical and buy them school clothes.
I am in the military stationed overseas and don’t get to see them that often so I send them toys and stuff to let them know I am thinking of them and love them. Her husband is even getting into the middle of it because he thinks I should do it also. He says he buys for all the children and so should I.
I tried to explain how I felt but he got obnoxious and said he would stop buying things for my boys if I didn’t start sending things to his kids as well. So here’s the question. What do you think I should do? Please respond when you have posted your response.
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