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How do I explain to my 3 year old that we aren't going home?

Posted by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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Hi all, I am new to the group and recently separated from my husband. We had to leave our house because he refuses to go anywhere so we are at my dads. At first my 3 year old dd was happy to be visiting grandpa but now she misses our dog and wants to go home and I just don't know how to tell her we aren't going home. I feel like she is going to hate me.
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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brieri
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:16 PM

wave! Welcome to the group.

brieri
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

 Will you b going home at all?  If that's the case, just say we will be going home later, right now we're visiting ______ and we're going to have an enjoyable time here. 

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amonkeymom
by Gold Member on Mar. 21, 2013 at 2:59 PM

I'd let her know that you are going to be staying with grandpa for a while because mommy & daddy don't get along.  

That's really all she needs to know at this point.

Robsessed98
by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 3:22 PM
Welcome to the group. Tell her mommy and daddy are not happy around each other, so you and her are going to live at grandpa's but she will go play with daddy at his house too. Kids are so much more resilient than we are. She will adapt very soon and life will become the new normal. Stay strong.
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LifeCafe42
by Nora on Mar. 22, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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I agree

Quoting amonkeymom:

I'd let her know that you are going to be staying with grandpa for a while because mommy & daddy don't get along.  

That's really all she needs to know at this point.

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easinpc
by Gold Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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Hugs!

Colie68
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 9:27 AM
No we won't be going back, I need to tell her it's just so hard.


Quoting brieri:

 Will you b going home at all?  If that's the case, just say we will be going home later, right now we're visiting ______ and we're going to have an enjoyable time here. 


r


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Colie68
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 9:29 AM
Thanks all I know I just need to do it I just know she will be upset. Right now she misses her dog and it breaks my heart.
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Mommyto2LilMen
by Tina on Mar. 22, 2013 at 10:50 PM

I agree...*HUGS*

Quoting amonkeymom:

I'd let her know that you are going to be staying with grandpa for a while because mommy & daddy don't get along.  

That's really all she needs to know at this point.


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