I have a traveling husband

Jessie - posted on 08/10/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I have a 10 month old teething, climbing, getting into everything baby and a husband who's job requires him to constantly but randomly travel for work keeping him away for weeks at a time. We new before our son was born that his job required traveling and dealt with it when it was just us but now that we have our son I am having a very hard time dealing with it. My son is only 10 months and his father has missed a total of 4 months of his first year and has left me to work full time, take care of the baby, the home, financials and if I'm lucky myself. He does get to come home every 3 weeks for a few days but I find it even harder when re returns because he throws a wrench it the routine I have established with the baby to survive through my days, then when he leaves I have to re established the routine to our son. I know it is a sacrifice for him as well and he misses us and especially the baby but I can't help but feel resentment towards him. Any advice on ways to help cope with the constant change and not feeling so angry at my hubby???

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Sarah - posted on 08/10/2015

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Babies thrive on routine, so the best advice I can give is even when hubby is home try to stick with the routine you have established. Can you plan some time for yourself during your hubby's home time so you can visit friends, get your hair done, sleep in? If you can negotiate that with your spouse before he comes home, you will have those things to look forward too (in addition to seeing him of course) and you'll get a much needed break from parenting 24/7.

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