G - posted on 11/17/2014 ( 10 moms have responded )
My ex husband and I split up when my daughter was only 4 months old (he was traveling overseas and found someone else). With that said, he decided to marry her and live overseas never to return to see his child. He also cut off all contact and never asked about our daughter. She's now 5 1/2 and of course never remembers having a father. While helping with a thanksgiving school project the other day she started to cry saying how come she doesn't have a dad to be thankful for during the holiday. It broke my heart to see her cry and so emotional and ask why every kid in school has a dad and she doesnt. What is the best answer considering her age? I dont want to lie to her either, just how do you explain that he chose to run away from our life?