New here seeking help regarding Husband being pushed into co-parenting therapy with controlling ex
Ok on the surface it all sounds good two divorced parents going to co-parenting therapy to support their children. The truth is my husband is a spineless, ball less, filled with "daddy divorced guilt" who can't stand up to his controlling, manipulating, ex-wife who lives to make our life hell and get my husband to jump through hoops. She knows she can't bully me and I make my husband stand up to her...somewhat. Unfortunately she is VERY good at manipulating other people and playing the victim and my husband does NOTHING to defend himself. This being said she LOVES going to therapy as she monopolizes the whole sessions and gets the therapist to side with her with what she wants then gangs up on my husband and makes it look like what the therapist is "recommending". This is how she gets what she wants as I'm NOT allowed to attend. Here is an example>>>>SD14 likes horses so mom wants to send her to horse camp. Fine no problem. Well mom wants to send her to the MOST expensive horse camp in the area and not just for one week but the whole summer and wants dad to pay for half. Mom will then get SD14 to tell her therapist(yes the kids have one too) how much she wants to go, then the mom will get SS14 therapist to write a letter stating how wonderful it would be for SS14 to be able to go and give it to the co-parenting therapist. Then husband will be guilted into paying. The problem is they are currently is family court and my husband was told by his attorney if he does not do co-parenting therapy it will look bad in the eyes of the court since his exwife is willing(of course). I don't see a way out of it. If there PLEASE let me know...if not has anyone ever been through co-parenting therapy? How does it work?How long are the parties expected to try and make things work? Is one of those things you go till everything is worked out? God I hope not? The only therapy they have been to is with the children and like i said it was a disaster with her running the whole show.