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Dad moving out - May 19th 2010, 12:40 PM

My parents announced that they were spiltting up back in October, and my dad is moving out soon. In some ways this is a good thing (he has physically and verbally abused me in the past), but I will miss him. As I'm the oldest in the family, I really feel that it's my responsibility to help my mum out a lot, as she will have to raise me, my two sisters, and my brother on her own (although my dad will try to visit us frequently). I feel that it's my duty to be almost like a second mum to my younger siblings.

Anyway, who else has been through this? How can I deal with my dad moving out and not seeing him as often?

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Re: Dad moving out - May 20th 2010, 01:46 AM

Hey there!

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. =( Things are never easy when your parents split or divorce, especially when one parent moves away. All I can really suggest is that you do the best you can to stay in touch with him. I know it's difficult, but think of this as a fresh start. Perhaps this will allow your father to become a more loving, less abusive spouse and parent, and your relationship will become even stronger thanks to this.






   
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Re: Dad moving out - May 21st 2010, 02:45 AM

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My parents announced that they were spiltting up back in October, and my dad is moving out soon. In some ways this is a good thing (he has physically and verbally abused me in the past), but I will miss him. As I'm the oldest in the family, I really feel that it's my responsibility to help my mum out a lot, as she will have to raise me, my two sisters, and my brother on her own (although my dad will try to visit us frequently). I feel that it's my duty to be almost like a second mum to my younger siblings.

Anyway, who else has been through this? How can I deal with my dad moving out and not seeing him as often?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
I can't offer you much advice on most parts but I can tell you this. Don't see yourself as a second mum but as what you are, a bigger sister. Help out your mom and take care of your bros but remember to be a big sister as your young siblings will need you as a sister at some certain points.


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