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    Default How to cope without your children

    How do you survive the times when you don't have your kids? I couldn't imagine not kissing my daughter goodnight every night. its the main reason I am staying with my husband. The thought makes me feels sick

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    You keep busy, work, housework.
    Date once your ready.

    You get used to it quick­čś×

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    I relax, sleep in, enjoy a quiet drink at home, stay up late watching rubbish tv, hang out with DP (he has his kids every second weekend so we have kid free time on the same weekends), go shopping ALONE, have haircut appointments, do uninterrupted housework.

    I broke up with my ex before my DD was born, and when she was tiny I hated the thought of time apart from her. She's now two and has been staying overnight at her dad's for a year. I love the time to myself now and eagerly look forward to it.

    Even though I have a new DP, we haven't officially moved in together and the care of my kids is up to me, so as a single parent I don't get a break apart from my kid free weekends.

    I think it's also great if kids can develop a good relationship with their fathers so I'm happy for my kids to spend the time with their dad.

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    I miss my kids too, but when they go to their dads every fortnight I keep myself busy. Catch up with friends, have a night out (if I wasn't pregnant I might have a drink or two), spend quality time with dh. Get the house cleaned and groceries and other things done without having kids around. As I said, I miss them, but at the same time it's good to get that break.

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    I think it depends on how custody arrangements work. Once every other weekend is not too bad. 50:50 care is tougher...

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    I love my nights off, I get 2-3 a week.

    The first few weeks/months were hard and I felt like I was very alone, twiddling my thumbs... but now, it's amazing and I relish the me time.


 

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