I'm a single mum from Perth WA, I have an almost 3 year old, in my son's short life we have already been through the court system with his father And in that process had his name changed. We are currently living with my parents, they are building a new home, and me and my son plan to go with them, but I feel it is time I go solo and live alone, my mum doesn't work and do I never have alone time with my boy and I don't feel like a parent as she try's to do all the parenting.
During the first few years he was happy to see her once a week and every second weekend. Now he has a new family, he wants her 50% of the time. I didn't fight it as my ex has a very vicious, tenacious personality, plus a bottomless trust fund. I didn't want my daughter to be brought into it and she told me she wanted to spend some more time with him. Now she goes to him for 6 days a fortnight and I feel like I'm being ripped apart every time she leaves. I miss her so so much and feel completely useless and worthless as a person or a mother when she's not here. It physically aches. I've tried new relationships, going back to school, connecting with old friends but none of it fills the void that I am missing out on half my little girls life. Thanks for listening.