So a little back story... DH and BM got divorced shortly after SD was born. Because of this SD (now 11) has obviously never known her parents together. BM has been with her current husband since SD was 2-3 and DH and I have been together since SD was 7. We have SD EOWe and one evening a week.
Well recently BM dropped SD off at our house before DH got home. SD comes in and immediately starts bawling and calls DH saying she wants her mommy. This goes on for 30 minutes before they finally get off the phone because DH is getting ready to walk through the door.
Is this normal? I don't understand it because SD is 11. To me that seems past the point of bawling for a half hour because you want your mommy. But I'm not a child of divorce so I often wonder if it's normal and I just don't understand it. I would think though that this is the only way SD has known life to be so she would be used to it. Anyone here a child of divorce and understand these feelings or just have thoughts/advice on whether this is normal or not?