Copping with the emotions and trying to survive my worst

Staci - posted on 03/02/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm living day by day with emotions that consume me of guilt and trying to figure out where everything went wrong. I have a 14 yr old boy and a 12 yr old girl and have been a single parent with them since 2010. The decision was made by me just a few weeks ago for them to temporarily live with their father as my life has taken a downward spiral since the new year. My son will talk to me and seems to understand but my daughter is treating me like her whole life as she put it was hell and all I did was watch, but I know that's not true. I know I made the right choice but damn......i feel like a monster. I have no support, I have a huge family but no one knows of the life altering change cause that is how close we all are. Where do I go, what do I do, what do I say? I can't talk to them on the phone without crying and that sets the rest of my day. I need direction on how to cope with myself, please.


Sarah - posted on 03/02/2015




If they are safe and loved by their dad, and you need some time to get yourself together, there is no shame in that. Better you take care of yourself so you can parent them sooner rather than later. They are angry, teens are mean creatures and can be very cruel. Maybe some group threapy with a good counselor can help you all understand and forgive each other.

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