Hi single parents! How do you cope with being the NOT preferred parent? They say a mom and son bond is unbreakable but my son always chooses his dad 🥲 no matter how hard I try for our relationship, he always misses his dad even if they spent the whole week together. I love that their relationship is strong, but still hurts to know he’s fine without me but not his dad!

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Because moms are usually more strict and dad’s more laid back. He loves you both so I would not worry. This is very healthy for the Child

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My older girl (8) is very attached to her dad. We separated 1.5 yrs ago and he travels a lot so she’s used to him being gone but she misses him immensely. It definitely feels like he has benefited since sometimes I keep my 2.5 yr old with me when she goes to see him since LO cries hysterically with him at night so I sometimes just let my older one go to have quality time. It sucks in a way because I’d like to have that quality time with her but I think as your son grows and becomes more aware of how difficult it is to be a single mom, he’ll learn to love and appreciate you even more. Just have open communication with him but not too much to where he feels your everyday stresses.

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