No matter how a person comes to be in a long distance parenting situation, by choice or by circumstance, one thing remains: Being away from a child is hard! Having a support system helps and this site is a great place to start. It has helped me to understand that I am absolutely not alone in being a long distance mom. I’ve also recently joined a local support group for parents in similar situations. It is refreshing to share experiences with other moms who don’t look at me funny when I say my daughter lives in another state. It is understood that every situation is different and we don’t judge. I highly recommend connecting with other long distance parents in whatever way works for you: online, in person, or both.