This is our 2nd deployment. When he left for his first our DD was only 8 months old so she didnt really "get" it. Well she is 3 now and a total daddy's girl. Since he left she has been completely different. She acts out, she been mean to her little brother, smart with me, doesnt listen, all of this is completely out of character for her. I have tried everything I know to do. I have tried explaining where daddy is. She gets that hes on the big ship but doesnt seem to understand why I cant just go get him. She has a pic of him she carries every where, she talks about him all the time. Always wants to look at pics of him on the computer. He tries to call when she's awake but its hard because of the time difference and the shift he works. I thought this would pass because he has been gone alot over the last year, she used to him not being here for a month or so at a time. But it seems to be getting worse. I feel helpless because I know she's hurting and it seems like everything I try makes it worse. Any suggestions?
on Mar. 25, 2009 at 5:38 PM