Excuse the long explanation, but I'm starting to become concerned.
I have a two year old daughter, and her personality is changing before my eyes. I'm not sure if it is just the "terrible twos", or if it is something related to the recent separation, or both.
She used to be so excited to see me when I would get her from daycare, and now... she acts excited at first, but after we get home, she gets up on the couch, pulls her blanket up to her nose...as if to smell something familiar, and puts her binky in her mouth.
Now, I have been getting her religiously every Friday and Saturday night for 6 months, and I read with her, play with her, and at least one of those days, I take her somewhere like the park, or the beach, etc. I love her more than anything, and am afraid that my somewhat distracted mindset. (from all of the horror of our separation) is somehow impacting my personality in a way that she doesn't feel comfortable. I feel like I'm always walking on eggshells, and can't distinguish from normal 2 year old behavior and problems stemming from our problems.
Don't get me wrong, for a good part of the time I have her...She seems normal, converses with me, jumps on me to play, etc. It's just that when I first pick her up, or if I take two seconds of attention away from her, she seems to get weird.
I apologize for the ignorance, but I'm a first time parent, and I want my little girl to be happy, and I'm deathly afraid of her developing personality disorders because of my wife and my irresponsibility. (not being able to solve our own problems.)
Keep the relationship problems away from the kids