My Son’s Walkabout

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About Pauline Gaines

Pauline Gaines is the pseudonym of a blogger who writes about divorce, custody, and complicated children. She has survived all three subsisting primarily on caffeine, chocolate, and red wine. Her second husband is a saint. Visit her at Perils of Divorced Pauline or on Twitter @divorcedpauline.

Comments

  1. What an incredibly moving piece. I look forward to reading part 2. Stay strong. Sometimes our families give us situations we think we can’t handle, but don’t underestimate your own strength and that of your son’s.

  2. Lisa Hickey says:

    I actually think you’d make a great aborigine Pauline. Thanks for having the strength to share your story with others.

  3. This is such a beautifully written piece, about an incredibly challenging subject. I wish you all the best, and look forward to reading more!

  4. Is raising children one of the hardest if not the hardest thing we do in our lives? Good story. Parts 2 and 3 are worth it!

  5. As the mother of “difficult” boys, I readily sympathize with this story. I hop the grace with which you keep yourself together in the toughest situations will make sons who read this appreciate just how tough these situations can be for mothers.

  6. This is fascinating. I look forward to the second part.

    It’s unavoidable that all of our children eventually have to walk off and be adults. As a parent, I can easily see the walkabout as a kind of final examination of our parenting abilities. How terrifying to walk in to that exam, not knowing whether you’ll pass. Thank you for sharing your story.

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