My husband left the house for the first time tonight. My husband and I have separated after 7 years of marriage. We have two young boys. My oldest has found it very difficult and wrote his dad a letter at school today about how he was sad. We are very amicable and trying to keep it normal for the boys. He has rented a room in a house close by. But this is the first evening I’ve felt truly alone in 12 years. I’ve been ok in the day, but at this time of evening I feel empty. I have lots of friends and family, but they are not here at night. I don’t want my son to go bed as I just want to keep him close, but I know he needs to. Does this empty ness pass? I can’t bear the thought of facing the day to day challenges on my own?
The emptiness passes in time with talking and support. Reach out for support which I regret I didn’t. You need your lad for it to be be routine as normal for the time being and it feels normal to get them cuddled up next to you, but that’s for you not him. Hugs