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I Struggle With Long-Distance Parenting

The challenge of being an effective parent from a distance!

    Trying To Keep Our Relationship Strong...

    I am a single-father living in Wisconsin with a 12-year-old son who lives in Texas with his mother. When his mother and I were married and living together in Texas, I had an incredibly close and on-going relationship with him. He is a great kid who loves both his parents very...
    literalguy literalguy
    46-50, M
    May 31, 2013

    What A Little Baby!

    Wait just a minute...I'm a strong, tough man...aren't I? I can usually cover it up...at least until I forget how I think I'm supposed to be feeling.  I'm supposed to hide it because I'm 'just another single father', right? I'm pathetic;  yet, I'm afraid to go to bed for the...
    literalguy literalguy
    46-50, M
    Jun 13, 2013

    I'm Glad That You Called, Son!

    Hi, son, how are you! Good.  I'm so happy that you called! silence  How's the weather?  Ninety.  Wow!  It is only about sixty-five here today!  silence  So, what's new with you?  Nothing.  Tell me how school is going.  Good.  When are you done with school?  Last...
    literalguy literalguy
    46-50, M
    Jun 2, 2013

    Living Apart From My Son...

    My son is 12-years-old. He lives in Texas with his mother. We split when my son had just turned four and divorced shortly after when I learned she was being unfaithful. It was very difficult on me, but it was probably more difficult for my son. We had always been so close. I...
    literalguy literalguy
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 31, 2013

    Four Days And Counting...

    Why am I so nervous? I've been looking forward to this time for three months now.  Things really seem to come together for us as soon as he arrives.  So much so, that I'm left wondering 'How does he ever manage without me?  He must really miss me!'   Then, why AM I so...
    literalguy literalguy
    46-50, M
    Jun 10, 2013
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