I am currently going through a separation with my wife. We have 2 amazing children aged 4 and 1 1/2. I have moved out of the marital home and living with my parents. Due to an argument in front of our eldest social services where informed and my contact with the children was supervised with my parents. Due to the coronavirus my parents are apprehensive about me seeing the children as they go to the other grandparents’ house. I have to respect my parents by staying at home, but not seeing my children is affecting my mental health. I am however able to Facetime the children everyday.
I have been in touch with social services about when I can see the children on my own but with the way things are at present it may take a while.
You need to balance the risk to your parents and your children against your need to see them face to face rather than by facetime. You wouldn’t forgive yourself if any of them became seriously ill after contact.
You want your children to have their grandparents around and healthy for years to come, and missing out on a few visits now will help achieve that. It’s horrible, I know but hopefully this will be over soon.
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