Recently separated - struggling with child separation
I am recently separated out of a toxic and emotionally abusive relationship in which I did 90% of the caretaking. Now that we are separated, he wants her 50% of the time... she is only 3 years old. I already found the separation from her when she started pre school and I added a 5th day of day care, but now I see her even less.
My heart aches for her and longs for her when I pass by her empty room in the house. I can't help but wonder if she feels as heart broken. Maybe even a bit abandoned? The other day as her dad came, she looked away when I wanted a hug to say goodbye.
Can someone who has been through a separation and had less time with their child share their experiences?