My son is nearly two and although I went back to work when he was 6 months and find that fine, I hate being away from him over night.
I've only left him over night twice and only for one night at a time. Both times he stayed with family and both times I was up at 4am wanting to get home to him.
Now my work want me to go on a 5 day trip and I feel devastated. My husband does this quite frequently so I know that although my son misses him when he's gone, he is absolutely fine and it doesn't affect their relationship.
But I have never left him like that and he is very attached to me and me to him (more so I suspect!)
The thought of going makes me feel quite ill but is this something I just need to get over. Is it all in my head?
When you go away, does your D'S not stay at home with your DH and stick to his normal routine as much as possible? If you look after him when your DH is away but when you go away he is looked after by someone else / somewhere else that may be the issue.