Terry - posted on 04/02/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Well, I was invited to join this group a while back and this is my first time checking it out! My husband took a new job in September and he has been traveling off and on ever since. He has been gone weeks at a time! When he took this job, he was told that traveling would be minimal. While I understand that times are so difficult right now and I should be grateful that he has a secure job, it doesn't negate the fact that it hurts when he has to leave us. I have three boys who miss their dad very much. Not only do they have an absent father, they also have a distant, depressed mother who tries her best to put her happy face on, but it's so hard to do sometimes! I know this isn't my husbands fault and he is only trying to provide for our family, but I just feel so abandoned and lonely. I have friends and family for support, but sometimes this just isn't enough. I need a companion, lover and partner to share my life with and to be there for my children. I am just worried that this traveling is never going to stop and that life will slip away from us. As we all know, life passes very quickly. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. I am thankful for what I do have, but every once in a while, my loneliness gets the best of me. Thanks for the support!