A: All co-parenting relationships have challenges. It sounds like your ex is pushing your boundaries and using the items that belong to your son as a reason to engage with you.
It is paramount that you maintain a respectful and productive relationship with your son’s mother, so discussing your concerns openly and honestly, is the first step. It is likely that you will need to set boundaries about how often you can drive to bring the items.
My suggestion is that you have a list of the most commonly used items that travel back and forth with your son at every exchange to avoid the hassle of mid-week item drop-offs. This may seem a bit rigid but will certainly defuse the situation and set the groundwork for a better co-parenting relationship.
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