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He tried to take my child, should I date him?

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...They asked for a hideous visitation agreement, I asked for a fair 50/50. I WON!!

Well, now that all this is over I still have feelings for him even after everything he has put me through. ...he said he feels the same way. But we do not know how to go about this.

How do we rebuild??

-- Heidi

Female, age 20, Midwest US

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Dear Panel,

Hello my name is Heidi, I am a 20 year old mother of a 1 year old daughter. I was not ever married to her father. He and I had been together for 3 years.

Well, about 3 months ago things fell apart, we lost the control in our relationship, and had too much interference with his family (his mother mostly). I went to my mother's to live with the baby. About a month after that I was served with papers that said he wanted custody of our daughter.

The problem was I could see through the papers and I knew he would never want to take her away from me, it was his mother that wanted a baby, our daughter. After his big shot lawyer (that his parents paid for) got a hold of me she tried to tear me apart. I could not afford a lawyer so I kept on Corey to work this out ourselves – one day that is what he wants to do the next day he does not.

After the lawyer and his mother get a hold of his mind he always changes his mind. Throughout all this I have looked at myself and what I did in the relationship that caused it to falter. I tried to stay focused on me. Yesterday we were in court, here he is with his lawyer and then there was me all alone. They asked for a hideous visitation agreement, I asked for a fair 50/50. I WON!!

Well, now that all this is over I still have feelings for him even after everything he has put me through. I want to put my family together. Am I crazy?? We were together last night and I told him this and he said he feels the same way. But we do not know how to go about this.

How do we rebuild??

-- Heidi

Female, age 20, Midwest US

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