[Solved] Being absent
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.
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.