A common divorce dilemma is when a child has to choose between Mom and Dad. Back when I was married to my son’s father, I was able to play a role as a buffer between the two. If my son’s father made a decision I didn’t agree with regarding our child, I could step in and voice my opinion or, if need be, stop it altogether. One example is the time our son had a cough and ongoing fever and I thought it best that he see the pediatrician, whereas his father thought it was no big deal. I won that battle, and indeed found out our son had a bronchial infection that needed antibiotics.