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Registered: ‎07-17-2014
Re: Getting re-married and moving abroad.


I would say start introducing the idea to him slowly, depending on when you're leaving and how long you will be gone. I'm not sure if you said how old he is, but I'm assuming young. Start telling him "mommy is going to be gone with a while, you'll have fun with daddy and *stepmom's name*"


I'm not sure how the split-custody thing works, do you get him for a week at a time then switch? If so, start doing a special activity just you and him once a week, so that he can reflect on those memories while you're gone.


How long are you going to be gone? No matter what, try to keep in contact through Facetime or Skype, always making sure he can see your face and you can see his :smileyhappy:


You're not an awful mother, I don't think anybody could say that because clearly your heart is kind of torn. You have a calling to be with your new husband, and you must follow it. But don't drop the ball, make sure you talk to your son at LEAST once a week, they have a short attention span/memory, so the more the better :smileyhappy:


Best of wishes and congratulations!