Only With You

PicsArt_1389468293033Out of the ten years I’ve been married I’ve spent 3 ½ years with my husband commuting on weekends from another city or as in now from another country for work. We decided to have this situation because we didn’t want to sacrifice our lifestyle nor the opportunity that presented itself in my husband’s career.

However there comes a time when enough is enough. I no longer want to be on my own. I need my husband’s company and my son needs his father.

I have given my husband an ultimatum that his next posting which is due soon should be in a reasonable place where we can all live together.

During the week after my son goes to sleep at 8 o’clock I have nobody to talk to and it can get quite lonely. Then I have to handle everything on my own during the week. It’s not difficult physically but it is tough emotionally.

My son has got used to not having his dad around most of the time which is not a good thing. Sometimes it is so tough to deal with him on my own because if he’s not listening to me, his dad is not there either to take the matter in his hands. Most of the time because mothers show so much affection for their child that they are taken for granted and it is the father who does the disciplining. In my case I have to attempt to do both which often doesn’t work. And then of course he’s missing out on the father-son bonding.

I am happy to report that my husband has accepted my ultimatum and is working hard to rectify the situation. Let’s hope we are one normal family soon.

Daily Prompt: With or Without You

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  18. On the hook | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  19. Putting it All on the Line Prayers and Promises
  20. 268. Ultimatum | Barely Right of Center
  21. A Day Different | Random Blotches
  22. The 19th of June 1982 – Hometown, Pennsylvania | Forgotten Correspondance
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  25. Life Is Complex | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
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  27. Me or him- it’s your choice | A picture is worth 1000 words
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  41. In Line Of Fire | Flowers and Breezes
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19 thoughts on “Only With You

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  2. Your son and I have similar upbringing, in terms of a busy dad. In my case, my dad was always gone on business trips. Mom raised my sister sister and I, Your son is blessed to have an awesome mom like you 🙂

  3. Good on you for saying something. My first husband would be away from Monday to Friday and would only see his children on the weekend. It was hard on my own with two small children. It was very disruptive when he was home as well. Unfortunately it didn’t last. So keep it up. 😀

  4. I hope your husband can find a job somewhere suitable and you get to be a normal family again 🙂 can you tell me how you get the list of other people’s responses to the prompt on your post?

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