Abby - posted on 04/03/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
Is there anyone else like me? Divorced, with a child(now 16)and not much in the way of family? My ex is remarried and has a child with his new wife...we split because he was unfaithful-more than once-and I just couldnt bear to stay any longer. So I left. My daughter has always been a very family oriented child...she just loves to be with people. But I have fallen short in that area for her. My parents are getting up there in age...my sister and brother do not speak to me(long story but boils down to their greediness). I work long hours and give every spare moment I have to her. She has everything she could want materially, short of her own sports car! But when Holidays approach...if she isn't with her Dad it is just me and her. And I feel bad. I am trying to move back to my home state to be closer to my mom and dad but it is going to take time to find a job and have the money to make the move. I feel guilty in many ways for leaving her Dad and giving her this lonely life we both share. I don't know what to do.