Yesterday I wrote a blog titled Families defiantly Need Fathers, as I had attended the FNF conference, and I wrote about Dads.

What is important is that we must also acknowledge Mums, we support Mums, Dads, Grandmothers, Grandfathers anyone who finds themselves being separated from a precious person.

Mums who are alienated from their children feel exactly the same desolation, the trauma is exactly the same.

I have seen Mums, in a crumpled heap on the floor, finding it impossible to even stand up, due to their utter emptiness. Mums whose bodies shake from head to foot, tears that just won’t stop.

Mums who have been in a controlling, coercive relationship, partners who have sucked out the life from them.

As always, the most important person in all of this is the and always will be the children.

I keep repeating myself and I make no apologies for doing so.

As far as the children are concerned Mum and Dad are their parents, they love both equally and they just want to be able to show that love in any way they can.

Whether you are Mum or Dad, you are still Mum and Dad, that will never change, and your blood is still pumping around the children, never to be taken away.

Both parents matter.

Mothers Day is at the end of this week and I know how hard that is for so many, I will be thinking of all Mums who won’t be seeing their children.

Jane