Guilt Free Weekends

Carrie - posted on 03/16/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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How do I untie the guilt knot in the pit of my stomach after giving my kids to my ex for the entire weekend?

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Dove - posted on 03/16/2016

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Just keep reminding yourself that she is getting 'Daddy time'... which she needs and deserves. There shouldn't be any 'guilt' involved. It is NOT easy to hand your child over to someone else (even the father) at first, but you will get used to it and learn to enjoy YOUR alone time. Do something you want to do that you never get to do since you have the kids around all the time... Hang out w/ friends, watch non kid movies, take a long, quiet bath... whatever you like.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 03/16/2016

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Why would you feel guilty about facilitating the relationship between your children and their father?

I really love how people point out how their ex "isn't responsible", or "isn't good at parenting"...They were good enough to have a relationship with BEFORE a kid came in to the picture, and nothing's changed.

Carrie - posted on 03/16/2016

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My daughter isn't even two and if feel's wrong to be away from her. Not to mention they're father isn't exactly Mr. Responsible..

Michelle - posted on 03/16/2016

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Why are you feeling guilty for encouraging your children to have a relationship with their Father?
That's their right. I do 50/50 shared care so my older children spend 2 weeks at a time with their Father. Each parent has a right to have a relationship with their children regardless if they are the Mother or Father.

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