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How to Make the Decision to be Away from Your Child

The most common question I see long distance parents ask is ‘How do I make the decision?’. That question is usually actually two questions : The more emotional question of ‘if I make this decision to move away from my child, what does that mean about me as a parent’. The practical question of ‘how […]

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The Power of Positivity, and Forgiveness

About 6 months ago, I said to a friend that I could never forgive my ex for what she’d done. “I’m not Ghandi” I said, “…and I never will be”. This is my story about how I found forgiveness and wrote the book about internet visitation for other long distance parents. I honestly thought that […]

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The Judgement of a Long Distance Mom

Three years ago my kids moved to another state across the country from me with their dad. The heartache of being apart from my children is obvious. The second hardest thing about this is the constant self-doubt which is inextricably combined with judgement (both real and perceived) of others. My ex and I realized it […]

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Surprise Long Distance Parent

Editor note : Being a long distance parent isn’t usually something we anticipate when we have kids. Heck, sometimes even kids are a complete surprise. In this post, a father who lives in the US shares how a past relationship made him an instant international long distance parent. I live in the US and I […]

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Desperate Mom Without Hope

I haven’t been able to hold my two beautiful children for 4 months, ever since I left New Hampshire for Canada. This all started when I left my husband and our “marital home” in 2009 because of years of emotional abuse. We agreed (verbally) that we would have a 50/50 schedule with no child support. […]

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Triage for the New Long Distance Parent

For the first time ever, you are a parent without your child. For the first time, you feel a million miles way from them, even if you are really only a city, a state or a country away. Adjusting to being a new long distance parent is tough! Best case, you have a great relationship […]