Most Helpful Girl
First of all why did she leave? There has to be a reason. Don't let your son see you suffer, that's the worst thing you can do to a child. Pretend to be happy around them. This isn't healthy. You will survive. I promise
Most Helpful Guy
Brother, I understand.
I've been in a similar situation both as the kid, and as the dad... It's tough, man.
Listen... having been on both of those sides of the situation I can tell you that the single most important thing you can do is focus all of your attention on the love you have for your son. Not all in this world is bad. But it takes some serious effort sometimes to see the good that's there. And don't you dare say that love is a lost cause. Take this time to reconnect with your son. It'll be difficult, especially right now until you're both able to process all thats happened and move on. But there's nothing that will help the both of you out more than taking the time right now to just be a dad. And this is extremely important... And it's the hardest part... stay away from complaining or saying negative things about your ex around your son. He feels as hurt and confused about the situation as you do, and telling him bad things about someone he loved can make him resent you in the long run. Take him fishing. It's a great way to regain a little perspective.
I sincerely hope the best for you, man. Take my advice. It will make a world of difference.