My 9 year old doesn't want to live with me

Christine - posted on 07/29/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son is 9 and he is very close to his grandparents up north. He goes there for vacation every summer this love this kid as much as I love him. His dad isn't around much well maybe like once a month he sees his son if that. My son does have a step dad but we separated at the beginning of this year and my son has seen me hurt and losing weight unable to eat from the seperation. I have two girls with his step dad, with the seperation we down graded a lot now my son doesn't want to come home from his summer vacation he had a conversation with me that he doesn't like sharing a room with his little sisters which I am working on building up to get back to where I was. My question is should i let him stay for a semester and by the time that semester is done I will be able to have his own room again and we can start all over. My heart is broken I love him so much he's my only boy but I want him to be happy. Please help


Elleigh - posted on 07/29/2013




Let him stay with his grandparents for the semester. He is probably also hurting inside. If he's happy with them, let him stay for a while and heal. That will also give you time to organise your life again, without your emotions upsetting your son. He may be 9, but he probably knows what is best for himself right now.

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