I am a very newly single Mum to my beautiful 18 month old son and 3 month old baby girl. My husband has left us for another woman after finding out he has been having a 2 year affair with her – how sick!! In this time I have given him 2 beautiful babies. I am currently on maternity leave so am really struggling as most of my friends work full time and unfortunately all my family live abroad. My in-laws have been amazing are being super supportive but I know that eventually he will be back in their lives as he is their son and I wont be able to rely on them as heavily. I guess Im just looking for any advice how to get through this. Im absolutely heartbroken and devastated as I honestly thought we truly in love and happy. I never in a million years wouldve thought he was living a double life and did so well. I am also dreading when it comes to him having the kids – weve agreed he can have them 3 nights out of every set of 10 days (he worls this shift pattern) and I dont think I’ll be able to get out of bed when I dont have my babies. I am going to start counselling to help me through this aswell but any advice/support would be amazing.
So sorry this is happening Emi. All you can do is take one day at a time. And plan something specific for when the children are away. Even if it’s just a manicure & a long call with your mum. Take care.