Karima - posted on 09/23/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have been reading Bonding by Klaus, Kennel and Klaus and I am having some concern about the long term effects of having let our daughter CIO last Thursday. Since then she has been sleeping through the night. Amazing. But I'll admit I've had some depression over the loss even though it is nice to be sleeping again. I think I broke a physiological bond between us (in part). In any case, I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with seeing a child *change* after CIO. Do you think this has had a long term effect on her trust that I will come when she needs me?
I am also thinking about going on a weekend trip for the first time in 11 months without Eve and I am concerned that she will think that I have left her permanently. I have heard of this happening. Does anyone have any experience with this?