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July 19th, 2010, 11:49 AM
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My daughter is gone to be with her dad for the week... I miss her so much, its so hard for me not to cry every day.

SHe only sees him maybe twice a year because he is living in Kosovo working a civilian contractor position. His new wife and child live here close to us..

She LOVES going to see him so I try to hide my sadness from her, I dont want her ever to be torn about going or feel I dont want her to go, but inside I worry so much..
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July 19th, 2010, 12:16 PM
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And that's a natural feeling. But good for you for not showing her that it makes you sad. To me it takes a real parent to do that, and for that I commend you. Good for you for making sure that your daughter has a relationship with her father.

I wish there were more moms like you.



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July 21st, 2010, 10:32 AM
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It's always hard to "share" the kids, especially when they're young. The best thing you can do is allow those visits & never say "I'll miss you" or "mommy will be so sad while you're gone"...etc., just leave it at "have fun, see you soon, love you!" and not make it a big deal, this way, transition is easy. And although on the inside you are crying (I get that 110%) you are showing her how she needs both parents in her life. The guilt trip is horrible to make a child feel & I've seen it first hand w/ my DSS & his mother, how she makes it all about her & as a result, we barely see my DSS, so sad.

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July 21st, 2010, 11:12 AM
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You're an awesome mom! I know it isn't easy but you are doing the right thing.

Can you treat yourself this week? Maybe do a girl's night out with some friends or rent a movie you've been wanting to see. Find some fun things to keep you busy and it will help pass the time.

(((hugs))))
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