Post traumatic Disorder or Separation Anxiety from recent divorce? Strategies needed while on the waiting list for counselling.
Her father and I have finalized our divorce this year. It was a very amicable separation and divorce. She visits with her father every other weekend. (Friday he picks her up from school at 3pm and keeps her until sunday at 12pm)
Not that her father is doing anything wrong...she just does not want to go. She calls me crying at least twice on the friday after school and before bed as well as twice on saturday and once sunday morning before she arrives home. Most times "sobbing" to the point that it is hard for her to talk. All she will tell me is that she misses me.
Now we have had another "trauma" that she has experienced.
We were recently in a tornado in the middle of August, while visiting my family in my home town. Our car was destroyed as well as my sister's home. Most of our small town was destroyed. Since this it seems my daughter is even more "attached" to me. She will not go to sleep overs, at friends or even a family members. As well, the situation with visiting her father continues. She expressed to me that she is afraid if something happens to me when she is not with me that she will have to live with her dad all the time. She has also become nervous about the weather, always asking questions if the forcast says rain or the sky is begining to look dark and stormy. I am unsure if this is trauma, anxieties or everything is just too much.