Posted: January 8, 2014 at 2:47 a.m.

Q My husband’s ex just moved back to our town from Washington. He has children with her, ages 13 and 15. She wants to keep the order the same, which is that the kids can see their dad whenever they feel like it, and as the stepparent I don’t think that’s fair.

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