Breaking the news to your child * UPDATED SINCE WE TOLD HER*
My husband and I are seperating, literally as I type this. It's all very new. I am going to be with my family for Thanksgiving, they live 3.5 hours away. Normally we would all make this trip together, but this year he decided to stay in Chicago and be with his family. However, we have yet to tell our DD, who is 6, that he wont be coming with on this trip. Can any of you give me some tips on how to very carefully tell our DD that Mommy and Daddy will not be together for this holiday? I am lost and dont want to break her heart, but I have always been honest with her and I dont want that to stop now. I would appreciate any insite into this!! Thanks.
We spoke to her last night, she shed a couple tears, and then moved on. We both looked at each other wondering if it really could have gone over that smoothly. We simply told her Daddy would be spending the holiday with his family, but that he had some special surprises planned when she got back and that seemed to be okay with her. I am proud of how well she handled that and how well my STBX did. Frankly, he offered me a lot of comfort and support last night and I can't imagine that was easy. Thank you all for your advice, it is truly appreciated!