This caller has a 6 year son, and her ex-husband who has played a big part in her son’s life is moving abroad. The support he gives her will now be gone, meaning she won’t have the freedom or flexibility to do the things she wants to do. She loves her son dearly but she has dreams and passions of her own and as a mom she’s had to work through her own emotions to feel at peace with the fact that she has interests of her own. Her son isn’t always helpful in allowing her a life outside of motherhood because he doesn’t want to be away from her, and can at times show her how resentful he feels about being sent to stay with other people while she goes and does her own thing.
Is she right to want to explore a life outside of motherhood? Should she be the only person meeting her son’s needs? What is her son mirroring back to her, and can she find a solution that works for both herself and her son?
This call is for parents who, as much as they love their children, want to find a LOA way of combining parenthood with a life that includes adult time, too.
Topics covered on this call:
- This caller is a single parent who feels she doesn’t have enough support with her son.
- Her ex is moving abroad and his support will be gone when that happens.
- Should she be the only person to give her child the support he needs?
- What is a sense of entitlement?
- Can she be a great mom and still purse her own passions and interests?
- How do we know when to take action?
- What are her passions and interests outside of motherhood?
- What is her son mirroring back to her?
- How can she align her energy with a solution for both herself and her son?
- How can her son help her to change her energy?
- What can she do to stop focusing on things going wrong?
- Can she co-create a solution with her son?
- Should a mom sacrifice herself for her children?