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|Fri, 09-03-2010 - 6:46pm|
Amy came and gave me a gentle nudge on facebook and I realised I should probably update what's happening with me.
Those of you who have been around here for a long time will know that about 4 years ago Michael and I separated for about 5 months but we decided it was worth trying to work things out. Well, we've tried for a long time now and done counselling and all that, but we have both just been so unhappy as we are just too different. I don't want to go into details or put down my son's father in a public forum, but our values are just so vastly different and it's really hard to feel emotionally connected to somebody that you don't trust or respect all that much.
So I now have my own place and I have to say that the feeling of relief has been enormous. Mitchell is spending half the time with each of us, which is something that he insisted on and so far it's working well and he also seems a lot happier, most likely without all the underlying tension all the time. One thing I must always say is that no matter what, Michael is a great father and I am glad that so far we can manage to put aside our differences and work together in Mitchell's best interests.
I only live 5 minutes away so the practicality is not too complicated and Mitchell hasn't needed to change schools or taekwondo or anything else. He was actually quite happy to talk about his Mummy and Daddy breaking up for show and tell at school, which was a little weird for me but I'm glad that he is comfortable talking about it. I know that he has talked to his teacher and has told her that he is happy with the way everything is.
So between all of that and working, I am not online as much as I used to be, but I love this board and the people here so I will make a concerted effort to check in a bit more often :)