I wanted to create this group for moms to be able to share their experiences..to give or who need to receive words of encouragement or to ask/answer questions that we might have when it comes to having joint custody of their children but the primary parent for whatever reason has moved out of I am a recently divorced young mother of two beautiful girls who currently has joint custody with my ex husband. Because I was the one who decided to leave my husband and I couldn't afford to support myself fully let alone take on my two girls as well I decided that it would be better for them to stay in their home that they were accustomed too and I would come visit. I sank into a horrible depression because every time I would visit my daughters would cry and beg me not to leave. It broke my heart and pushed me even further into depression and I ended up isolating myself completely from everyone..even my daughters :( He took them to Oklahoma (16) hours away and everyday I cry. I skype them. and sometimes my youngest who is 6 is sad and cries and I feel absolutely helpless. Sometimes they don't even want to talk to me. The communication between my ex and I is very brief, and he doesn't really include me in any decision making at all. I battle my depression everyday. Some days I dont even make it out of the bed I feel like half of me died and I dont know how I am suppose to somehow cope with this like its suppose to be normal. I feel so alone. My family tells me to snap out of it. If it were that easy of course I would. I have tried various depression medications but they do not magically bring my daughters back. But I am grateful that they help me get out of bed in the morning on most days. I feel completely lost.. My name is Kayla and I am a proud mother of two beautiful girls ages 6 and 8 who are currently living with their father 16 hours away from me and I feel very alienated.
Started by Jane on 12/26/2012 in Long Distance Custody
Last update on 12/26/2012 by Jane