Wanted: The Ronald McDonald House for the Recently Separated

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  1. lynette says:

    this is such a wonderful idea — although it does not really work if you have kids. the kids need the stability and safety of their home, which means most of the time, the parent who stays in the house is left surrounded by the walls and belongings that defined the marriage and the family.

    i could not run away to a safe place, because my kids’ safe place is here in their home. but a safe place to go, just for an hour or two, to rage and cry and wallow, where support and care awaits?

    that would truly be a blessing…

  2. wercnc says:

    I like your idea…..just recently I was sitting here having a very down day. My feeling was that NOBODY understood my pain, nor could anyone comprehend my feelings of emptiness and loniness. It is really surprising when a separation occurs, you suddenly realize who your friends are and who you can call and talk to. It seems the numbers are dwindling. So I thought to myself, I wish I had someone to talk to and the idea of RENT A MOTHER popped into my head. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had someone to talk to who understood and had our best interest at heart. Someone who would listen, not judge and take the kids so you could cry or rage or sort your sock drawer. Whether it’s a safe house like yours or a rent a mother idea like mine, we all need the same thing, support, compassion and love.

    • I love it!! It is so true that we all need that compassion at times. I was lucky enough to work in a school where there was lots of maternal energy to soak up. I hope today is a better day for you.

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