03-12-2012, 01:24 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
| | Re: Someone tell me it gets better please!
Originally Posted by OddFellow151
sd - I was in the same situation as you this past weekend. it was my second full weekend w-o my 9yr old son. i missed him intensely and my house felt very empty. I tried to structure Sat and Sun so most of the daytime was filled with activities to keep me occupied (working out, volunteering, working around the house, shopping, etc.) but the nights were the hardest part. Try to take comfort in the knowledge that your children are having quality time with their mom and that in the long run it is best for your kids to have a good relationship with both parents.
Look forward to the day you have them again and try to be the best dad you can be for them.
Also, it will get better as time goes on. It may only be the tiniest bit better than the weekend before but it will get better. Have faith in that and believe it. It will give you the strength to carry on.
Thanks for this. I get them back tonight, Wed. night and then Fri, Sat, Sun so I've made it through the first stretch! I do think you are right about quality time with their mom. For all horrible things she has done recently, I do still believe that the kids are her priority in life (when she is with them). They are happy so I think they are doing well. Thanks again, helps so much to have someone who understands.