Lauren and Tyler joined us live today for their Great Mate Debate. They are already divorced and not getting along still because of the custody agreements over their son. Tyler fought to have their 7 year old son on weekends but when he goes back to his mom during the week, she finds out that he spent most of his weekend, not with his dad, but with other parts of the family or baby sitters. She thinks that Tyler is committed to what it takes to be a parent, especially while their son is adjusting to the divorce. He says that the weekends are his only time to do his own thing too so he is balancing being a parent and a single adult.
Steve thinks that Tyler got the best of both worlds because he probably doesn’t have to pay much in child support, gets to see his son and do what he wants with him, plus have plenty of free time to himself. Slacker thinks that the reason they are divorced is because all they do is argue but is sympathetic to Lauren. Although, he still sees the fact that Tyler’s time with his son is his to decide what to do with.
Whose side are you on?
I am a product of a happily married couple for 34 years, as of Sunday, and I am proud to say it. So I can’t imagine having to divide my time with my parents, however, if that was the case in my life I would hope that the time my parent had with me would be spent with me, especially during their divorce. So I will have to side with Lauren.