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[Solved] Being absent

 
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Hi,

I am a social designer looking at maintaining/facilitating a good relationship or bond between children and an absent parent. (reasons might include; divorce, hospital, prison). However in the busy lives of today fathers and mother alike may be absent because of work commitments; travelling and time.

I am curious to learn how you stay close to your children despite obstacles (distance, time). Or instance where building a healthy relationship or bond have failed.

Please email me or respond to this post.

Thank you

Cristie

cjblandford@hotmail.com
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Topic starter Posted : 12/01/2011 6:05 pm
actd
 actd
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I was separated from my children soon after my divorce for about 2 years when my ex moved 200 miles away (I removed them later on to live with me). Staying close, to me, was a matter of making a commitment to my children that I would drive up to be with them at least every 2 weeks, and speaking to them regularly between these time. I stuck to this commitment rigidly, so my children knew that they could rely on me. This was both for their benefit and for mine, and I built up a fantastic relationship with all of them because of it.

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Posted : 12/01/2011 11:36 pm
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