I just found myself in a difficult situation. My partner has been hospitalized for the last month after massive surgery with complications. We were weeks from opening our dream business, a project that we worked on for more than a year. My 26 month old daughter is very attached to me and nurses for comfort at least 5 times a day. She is very strong willed and clingy. Because of the circumstances and because I need to proceed with the opening without my partner, his mother suggested taking the kids out of state to her house for about 5 days. They just left and I gave my girl one last feed and tried to explain that there wouldn't be any more when she got back. I'm heartbroken. Emotionally I wasn't ready (plus Ive never been apart from her) but I needed some help to take care of her and her sister during this crazy time. Is she going to be traumatized or feel abandoned? Am I going to get hormonal and depressed ( although I already am because of the situation with my partner). Any advice gratefully accepted. Thank you!