Dad worries how split from wife affects son: "I owe him an apology"

Dad worries how split from wife affects son: "I owe him an apology"

-A single full-time father shared that his son cries about leaving his mom behind after weekend visits

- He said his story was similar to that of another man, Abram Mothiba, on social media

- Mothiba was concerned that his child was happier before the separation

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A young man expressed his worry about how separating from his wife has affected his son. The heartbroken man wrote that the son stays with him full-time because his house his closer to his son’s school. He says that his son cries every Sunday when hiod dad arrives to pick him up because he wants his mother to come with.

“It breaks my heart so much. I spoil him so much but I think no amount of McD can fix it,” he wrote.

He felt his story was similar to Twitter user, Abram Mothiba, who previously opened up about the impact he believes the separation from his wife has on his son, Bohlale. Mothiba shared that his son his happiest when he is with bith his mommy and daddy.

He wrote that now that they are no longer together, he feels as though he owes his son an apology.

“Even if I buy him expensive things or take him to an expensive school, nothing will come close to growing up with both parents,” he lamented.

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Social media users sympathised with Mothiba. His story related to many users who shared their experiences of either growing up with divorced parents, or growing up with parents who weren’t happy together, Briefly.co.za discovered.

Twitter users pleaded that he try to compromise and get back together with his wife for the sake of the child. Many felt that there was nothing better than growing up with two loving parents and questioned whether the situation with his wife was really that serious.

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In contrast, others felt that having parents who don’t love each other can be more damaging to children. One aspiring musician on Twitter remarked that based on his own experience, growing up with parents who are constantly at each other’s throats is often worse more harmful than divorced parents.

Many users remarked that they could relate to how Mothiba feels but felt children just need to be loved and cared for and hopefully when they’re older they’ll understand whatever decision were made.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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