Son doesn't want to live with me. New here. Please help if you can . . .
Please help if you can. I am still in shock and sad and want to do what is best for my son but so hard to separate the feelings. My son told me yesterday that he does not want to live with me. He is 15. We have always been very close so this is not expected. I raised him primarily myself until, well his father decided he wanted to be involved, which I encourage. I have been going through a very rough time, financial and health problems for several months. I am just now in a place where I can turn things around but it will take some time. He even told me he would be ok if I moved to another city. I have asked him to think about this carefully and asked him to consider other options, change in schedule etc, Right now it is 50/50. One week on one week off. Is this just teen age stuff? My home is not as convenient for him . . he has just started dating . . . The thing is I don't think he realizes that if I move away, which would provide me with better financial/career opportunities it will be hard for me to come back. I don't think he realizes how much he would miss me. He confides in me, not his father. We are meeting for dinner tonight and I was thinking of suggesting a different schedule but another part of me just feels like giving up. I have just been through so much to be part of his life. Brutal custody battle etc. I do want him to be happy. I am just limited right now in providing him with the material possessions he wants, and I dare say feels entitled too. Honestly I am really just barely holding back the tears to write this. Thanks