Tammy - posted on 03/19/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My husband has taken a new job that has him working out out town. He is gone for a month at a time, sometimes a little more and then home for 7-10 days. I have two daughters, 3 1/2 and 20 months. My oldest daughter is "daddy's girl" and she is having a really hard time with him being gone. She is starting to act out and says she is angry at "everything". Her latest thing is that she does not want her younger sister around anymore. She says that only she and myself love Daddy and her sister is not allowed to love Daddy. She does not want her part of our family anymore. She does not always feel this way but when whe gets in a snit this is how she feels. My husband phones and talks to the girls every day and they draw him pictures etc. which we then mail to him. I try to get her to talk about how she feels and I tell her it's o.k. to miss Daddy, we all miss Daddy and he misses us. I don't know what else to do. Her behavior seems to be getting worse. Does anyone have any suggestions? My husband is so upset about the effect it's having on the kids (mainly our oldest) that he thinks he should reconsider his job.