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Episode 45. Richard Burton.

Richard Burton is a British National, who was living in Japan with his Japanese wife and daughter. When his marriage ended, his wife left with their daughter and Richard has been going through the Japanese courts to try and see his daughter. We’ve discussed international cases dealing with Japan, but for Richard he’s dealing with the Japanese legal system domestically. This is his story.

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  1. A bipartisan effort by U.S. senators is underway to bring a Texas boy back home after officials say a mother abducted him and took him to Brazil.

    U.S. senators from Texas Ted Cruz (R) and John Cornyn (R), along with Senator Chuck Grassley (R) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D), have written a letter to the Department of Justice and State Department urging the federal government agencies to work with Brazil to bring Nico Brann back to Texas.
    https://www.kcentv.com/article/news/crime/senators-call-on-doj-state-dept-to-help-return-abducted-boy-home-to-texas/500-552775599

  2. Tonight at a conference my eyes were drawn to a Father sitting next to us who had three young sons in his care. Probably ages 12, 9 & 7.
    I watched on as I was amazed at the affection this Father showed for his sons.
    No matter what they asked him, he gave each one his full attention. He kissed & hugged them continually.
    I was wondering why I was so drawn to know his story. Where was Mum? Was he a single Dad? Did his wife pass away? I wasn’t sure but I’m eyes were transfixed on his love for them, and also the love the eldest son showed for his younger brothers.
    When the conference finished I felt to tell him “he’s a great dad and that he needed to hear that”
    As I walked past I leant down to his ear and said “I want you to know I was watching you with your boys, your a wonderful Father”
    You should have seen his face light up. It was like he was shocked and then again so happy at that comment.
    “Thank you” he said…
    As I left the Auditorium I told my husband what I said and he also said he was going to say the same thing.
    Ten minutes later my husband ran into him again where we were all picking up our kids.
    He walked up to my husband and just asked how our night was.
    I then approached their conversation and this man still intrigued me.
    “What was his story we wondered?”
    As my husband asked him where he was from and about the kids, he started to tell us how he brought his 5 kids (yes he also had 2 Girls) down from Brisbane for this 1 week conference. That he wanted more than anything to give his kids the joy of experiencing this and to have this time with them.
    My ears starting to tune in, I was starting to feel I think I do have a single Dad here.
    Then he drops the penny.
    He hadn’t seen his kids in 3 months, they live further away from him, he’s in a messy court battle with his ex, he’s been told he’s not a good father and the story goes on.
    I knew it. God works in mysterious ways doesn’t he. The amount of times I have had separated/divorced parents put in my path I can’t tell you.
    I put my hand on his arm and said well I do understand as you are what I write and talk about.
    With my eyes filling up I shared with him what I do (Voice4kids) and he was shocked. Even he said wow, this is a God moment.
    I shared with him my heart (and yes I cried) as I told him what an amazing Dad I saw in him etc…
    It was such a lovely moment that my husband and I were able to witness tonight.
    I told him I feel to bless him with my 2 Books and he can’t wait to receive them.
    *THESE ARE MOMENTS I LIVE FOR.
    *THESE ARE THE MOMENTS I PRAY FOR.
    *THIS IS WHY I DO WHAT I DO.

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  3. This is a most unfortunate reality for some parents in a high conflict divorce. A drop zone created by the city to accommodate parents who will not be nice during the exchange. Security cameras are watching the area for any outbursts or abnormal behavior. Notably, there are many parents even missing out on this!

    How long is the 2 minute exchange? http://www.sharedparentinginfo.com/two-minute-exchange.html

  4. This is a most unfortunate reality for some parents in a high conflict divorce. A drop zone created by the city to accommodate parents who will not be nice during the exchange. Security cameras are watching the area for any outbursts or abnormal behavior. Notably, there are many parents even missing out on this!

    How long is the 2 minute exchange? http://www.sharedparentinginfo.com/two-minute-exchange.html

  5. Court today, I hope the judge will see that I’ve done my damn hardest and everything I’ve done has been in the best interests for my child. All I want is what I deserve.

  6. No matter how old the children are, when parents divorce, … the child or adult child will blame themselves in the same way that small children do. The feeling of blame for a parents’ divorce never seem to go away.
    No matter how old I am now, I feel that my parent’s divorce was my fault. I was six years old when my parents sat me down and told me that it would be best if they lived apart. I still remember the empty feeling. The feeling of where will I live and WHAT did I do to cause this. I have never forgot that feeling.
    To this day, I still blame myself and wonder what I did.

  7. The abnormal relationship promoted by the alienating parent is a form of control and manipulation. Strings of fear and guilt tend to keep the child from venturing out and developing as a person. The child is led to believe they are unimportant and, worse yet, unlovable. Patterns of communication established in early childhood impact every aspect of the child’s life. Ego, relationships, and self-esteem are based on the parent-child relationship. Sadly, one can easily become entrapped and pass the family ‘tradition’ down to their own children. Creating an intergenerational pattern of behaviors.

  8. As a non-custodial mother I do not have physical custody of my two children. In fact, my kids live on the other side of the nation with their father.

    This arrangement was not my first choice. My divorce was high conflict and was inflicting intense emotional pain on my girls. I believed that the only option was to remove myself from the situation-even at the sacrifice of my relationship with my sweet girls.

    Not everyone understands. There seems to be this stigma attached when a mother does not have custody of her children. There is a double standard. Men without custody are not ostracized by friends and family. In fact, men receive empathy, support, and sympathy. I lost friends! I was ridiculed! Several relatives still keep their distance from me.

    I am connected with my girls. We use skype IM, FB, texting and talk on the phone. We have a close relationship. In my heart I believe I am a good mother and feel that this is best for my family.

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