I need help or advice on the "no dad" issue.
My ex has been my eldest son's dad for the last 4 years (DS is only 5), due to numerous reasons we have split and the children and I have now moved interstate.
DS has now started school and has awoken to the whole dad and son relationship now more than ever. Of late he has been inconsolable at times about the dad issue. He wants to know why everyone has their dad live with them, why their dads are nice to them and their mums, why they do things with them, why their dads pick them up from school and do special things with them. He sees his school friends and their dads relationships and it is quite upsetting to him. At times he becomes extremely emotional about it, other times he becomes quite angry and aggressive to me blaming me for having no dad.
Then at other times he's fine with not having his dad around as he tells me it's better him not being here for numerous reasons.
I've tried explaining things to him in a simple way as to not discriminate or cause angst between him and his dad. I've tried the let him call and speak to his dad (but all that happens then is he makes false promises and that's just in return making it worse).
Has anyone else had this issue? Does anyone have any advice? I hate seeing him so upset over this