Wasn't sure where to post this, so hopefully this will suit ....

We've just had my Dad come to stay with us for 4 months and whilst we had a few moments getting annoyed with him, we've had a lovely time together. The kids spent some great quality time with their Granddad and we had a "proper" family xmas.

Trouble is, the 4 months just flew by, and the goodbyes this time were just terrible (we've lived here for over 4 years now). I spent about 24 hours crying, and still can feel myself welling up thinking about the times we've spent together.

I know it will pass, but at the moment I am just consumed with grief, and guilt about living so far away from the grand parents.

Would be good to hear how others deal with this.