My issue is I feel guilt from both sides. Every "exchange day" is bittersweet. I'm usually exhausted and looking forward to time to myself, but I immediately miss my son terribly. So I feel sad when he goes, and feel like I should have fought for primary parenting, but I also feel guilty for enjoying my time to myself. Also, I would LOVE the opportunity to have my son full-time, but I know that if I did, it would mean his dad was less involved in his life, and I know how much that would hurt my son.
Is anyone in this situation, especially with an older child/children who have been in a shared custody situation for a while? I would love to hear some feedback that it works well and the children thrive. It's so hard on me that I need to hear it will be okay!