Yesterday EX wanted LO to spend the night tonight. I said if he could pass a drug test for me, I would let LO spend the night (I knew he wouldnt take one). He said his attorney wouldnt let him take one right now and then kept avoiding the subject. I met him in a public place to pick up LO. When I told him I wanted to meet him and not have him come to my house he said "why? I want to know where you are going with him and what you are doing?"
Now that he knows he is losing control he is really starting to be more overtly controlling. He used to do it on the sly but now he is so obvious about it.
EX: I will pick up LO from daycare tomorrow and I will have him until 7:30. We have plans
Ex: Did you leave car seat at daycare
Me: Yup. Can I meet you somewhere to pick up LO at 7:30
Ex: I will bring him home to you
Him: Latest 7:30. Earliest 5:30
Me: I need to know by 4:30 what time you will have him home (this is when I get out of work)
What I get out of this conversation: He wants to completely ruin my Friday night and have me sit at home with a two hour window of when he will bring LO home so that I cant go anywhere or do anything (contol mechanism #1) Also, he want to bring LO to my home so he can be alone with me and probably give me a hard time about something and not meet me somewhere (Control Mech #2). Not cool. I will be meeting him somewhere. I dont trust him. This is just one tiny tiny example of the manipulation and power and control struggle I deal with on a daily basis. I am learning new ways to deal with him slowly but surely. I am starting to set boundaries and put my foot. But when you have been in a situation like this for so long, it takes a while to recover.
Sorry, I guess I am just venting outloud. Its just BS I deal with everyday and until there is a court order in place I guess I have no choice. I do not want to piss this man off.