I can't tell if I'm moody or just dislike my ex that much.....

The thought of him has been driving me crazy lately. The fact that I have to talk to him is like nails to a chalk board to me. Sometimes we get along great, but lately I feel like he needs to talk a college communication class. He hears me speak but he doesn't listen to what I am saying. He couldn't repeat my last sentence half of the time. How am I supposed to coparent with someone I can't even consider a friend. He's such a control freak and always telling me what to do and how to parent. Keep in mind he has our daughter maybe 6 days out of the month. And he "tells" me what to do. We live two hours away from each other! Sometimes I wish he would go on a work trip and not come back. When am I going to get over this feeling!?!

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    08/04/14
    Agh, not listening drives me freaking BONKERS. I have no idea when you'll get over it... Stay strong. Is there any way you can convince him to start listening more?
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    08/04/14
    He doesn't listen to anyone except his family, then takes their advice. Like getting a paternity test. The day after I got out of the hosp from having a c section I was dragged out for a paternity test at the advice I his family.
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    08/06/14
    Melissa Middleton
    Holy cow! Geez, his family even seems awful.

    Yeah, my hubby won't take my advice but will take it from his family members, and even his sisters husband before me--even though I say the same thing and will be right.

    I feel you about the lack of communication and respect. It is so difficult to deal with. Hold your head up high though, girl. At least you don't have to have much contact with his family, I hope.
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      08/06/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I hate it, too, when men do not listen. It travels in one ear and out the other without reaching the brain, sadly. I have to repeat myself 30 times or more, and then it becomes "nagging." But, then I am told to remind him. They don't listen and they don't make any sense 90% of the time.

      I feel so bad for you having to deal with him. Maybe he will mature one day, maybe he will start to listen to you one day (at least that is what I tell myself).

      The fact is: Men are an entire different species. A confusing one. They MAKE us feel moody, in my opinion.
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