My four-year-old has been experiencing separation anxiety when my husband leaves for trips. He’s a pilot, so it’s an unavoidable aspect of our weekly routine. She usually recovers pretty quickly, but she frets every time he leaves.
On our way to school one morning, she told me, “I wonder why I only cry when Daddy leaves and not when you leave, Mommy. I guess I just like him a lot. I like you too, but different.”