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May 28th, 2012, 03:04 PM
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I don't know that it's necessarily manipulation on the mom's part. The kids live with her 10 months out of the year. I'm sure they do miss her. At bedtime kids are tired & I'm sure that's when it comes up the most. They stop their busy fun play & think of their own beds. Remember it isn't just their mom they are missing but their rooms, beds, toys, friends etc.
I too agree that you shouldn't make them feel responsible for their dad's feelings. My parents did that to me growing up & it totally messed me up. I still feel responsible for everyone's feeling even though I know I'm not. Your dh has to be the grown-up & suck it up. I know that isn't easy but it will get better. I'm sure they will be crying when it's time to go home to their mom.
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