I don't know is this is wrong or not. I moved 2 hours away from my hometown and have been unemployed for the 9 months I got here so I've depleted my savings. I finally found a job that I can handle that pays amazing but it seriously cuts into my time with my daughter. I miss her incredibly when I don't have her. Her father and I alternate weeks we take care of her. He lives in my hometown 2 hours away. So I get one full week (sun-sun) Since I've started this job I work 930-7 5 days a week and shes at a babysitter from those times. It breaks my heart to leave her crying (the babysitter is amazing and she calms down eventually but still... ) & then I have to give her up for a week. Does this guilty feeling stick around? Should I search for a new job? I know this is common and want to hear other stories if you have them.. (by the way she is 16 months)
Answer by Skye-Angel at 10:49 PM on Sep. 4, 2009
I know how you feel. It is heart breaking. You have to look at it this way, your savings is gone and if you don't work this job right now, you can't afford to support your daughter. In this economy , it's not about feelings anymore it's about survival. You got to work everyday because you love your daughter and you know that money buys the things she needs. She will never resent you for busting your butt to keep a roof over her head and food in her tummy. Stay strong.
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