Explaining dad’s absence to 3 year old

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    hi, new to this site so apologies if this has already been asked and answered. I’m wondering if anyone has any advice.

    To try and keep a long story short, and this is very brief! My son’s father has prioritised a new relationship over seeing his son. He has started to ignore messages where I’m trying to explain our son is upset as he doesn’t understand why daddy doesn’t see him any more. I have tried EVERYTHING to get him to see his child, but I won’t keep on begging for him to care, it only makes me upset and my son needs a happy mum.

    Does anyone have any tips for things to say to my son. He is just about to turn 4 and I have said for months now, “daddy is in work”, “daddy works a lot doesn’t he!”. He makes things at nursery for him all the time, we have a big pile of things ready for giving to daddy, but daddy is making it clear he doesn’t care. It is breaking my heart for him, I know that pain won’t go away, but that’s my pain for him, how do I minimise my son’s pain?!


    Thanks in advance

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