Just wondering if anyone would be interested in creating a small group for support for patents who have partners who work away.
I know I could use some other people to talk to who are in similar situations and know what its like.
At the moment my husband has been away for 2 wks we still have another 2 wks to go before he comes home again.
Then his roster changes to 8 on 6 off.
But for now I'm struggling and have no help and it's holidays
I have 3 kids 7, 4 & 2 and I am 27 wks pregnant with our 4th.
I'm just so over it & was hoping to have some others to talk to through it who are in the same boat to get me through it.
Hope to hear from parents in the same boat soon
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03-07-2012 17:45 #1
Support thread for parents at home alone
03-07-2012 19:17 #2has left the building
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My DH works away also, atm he is away until October. Feels like forever away.
03-07-2012 19:52 #3
03-07-2012 19:54 #4
I'm right there with you. Although, DP has been 9 on, 5 off for a while and has just changed to 8/6.
I have 2 kids. DD turned 2 on Sunday (which DP was away for) and DS is 3 months.
I have been a "fifo wife" for almost 2 years. During pregnancy was the hardest. Especially having a... Ahem... Energetic toddler to run around after.
I can't imagine how hard it is for all of you with your DP/DH/etc away for longer...
03-07-2012 20:38 #5
Nice to meet you too!
Wow overseas? Where is your DH at the moment? My DH may be going overseas soon for work, but I'm not thinking about it at the moment.
So what do you do while he is away? I could answer the same question with " muddle my way through until he gets home - cope the best I can"
Guess the best way I manage is with strict routine id be lost without a routine in this house / then DH comes home and it all falls apart lol.
I'm sorry to hear your DH will be away so long... We've done 3 mths the longest stint ever, was so hard on the kids... Breaks my heart to see my DS (4y.o) crying cause he misses daddy! Can't imagine how you must be feeling about the long wait until October.
Hope to see you keep coming in here!
Id love some other mums to talk to to get me through!
And yes it did double post! I'm on my phone... Didn't work properly so sorry for the confusion and now wont let me delete one! :-/
03-07-2012 20:40 #6
03-07-2012 20:56 #7has left the building
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He has had trips away this long before but this time is especially hard as i have a 4 and 2 year old and 4 days before he left i discovered i was pregnant (unplanned and unexpected).
I am usually okay as long as i keep busy and don't think about when he coming back, some days it is so hard though (as you all would understand).
03-07-2012 21:24 #8
Hi all. Great idea! My Dh got home yesterday for 9 lovely days, he was away for 12 days.
03-07-2012 22:19 #9
Sorry to crash, just wanted to offer a hug to anyone missing a loved one, I can't imagine how hard it would be
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