What has surprised me is my response to his return. For two whole nights I tasted some freedom, I felt what it's like to just get up and go to work without having to get a LO ready for childcare and drop him off. I was able to go to the local pub for dinner! I felt very refreshed and renewed.
However, as soon as exDP dropped DS off, I felt instantly tired and sad again. Everything feels so hard now, I feel so heavy, I can't stop crying (mostly hiding in the bedroom and crying while DS watched tv or plays and can't see me) It's as if a bit of time out has made coming back to real life even harder.
Is this normal? Does anyone else have experience of this? What do you do to cope with this feeling?