my 15 year old son told me he wants to live his father..

Sheena - posted on 10/23/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My ex and I have joint custody (I have my son Wednesday and Thursday and every other friday-Sun)
After school he started just walking to his dads and texting me that he was just staying there for the night then the other day he texted me saying he wants to stay at his dads permanently..
I have another son (9) that lives with me full time with my current husband. I feel hurt betrayed depressed and confused he won't talk to me at all at this point

Help!! Has Anyone else had to deal with this?

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Sheena - posted on 10/23/2015

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Thank you. Thats what i wanted to believe. Im still confused as anything and he isnt talking to me now. ITS SO OUT OF THE BLUE!! Im so lost.. But ill give him some space and be as understanding as possible even though im not understanding it at all right now
:( Its so frustrating,
Thank you for the response

Jodi - posted on 10/23/2015

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I think you need to take a step back and try not to take this too personally. He is a 15 year old boy and probably relates better to his dad right now than he does to you - not because he doesn't love you but because he has a different bond with his dad as a male child.

I think perhaps if you give him some space for a bit, make sure he knows your door is always open whenever he wishes to come and stay, and just back off for a bit. At some point, when he is ready, have the conversation with him about why he doesn't want to stay over at your place any more. Perhaps set up a family night once a week where you do something fun as a family and make sure you invite him over.

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