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Lonileness is a common thread with us single parents so your far from alone. It must be especially hard seeing as you’ve moved from the hustle and bustle of city life to a country life, I’d feel the same only opposite, cities seem like the loneliest places in the world to me, it’s just a matter of perspective.

There’s nothing to say that you can’t have your dreams of being a family, your young and have a long life in front of you, and no man worth his salt would ever reject you for already having a child. In the big scheme of things this part of your life is just a short term blip although I understand that it doesn’t feel like it atm.

Kathy is right in that it might be helpful to talk to someone. Apart from your GP here are a few other organisations that could possibly help.

SANEline – 0300 304 7000 SANE’s freephone helpline is open 16.30 – 22.30 everyday on 0300 304 7000 to talk about how you’re feeling

Mind’s Elefriends forum is an anonymous 24/7 forum with an app, to talk about whatever you want to a highly supportive, lively online community:

Family Lives provide general support to families on issues around parenting, emotional support and just generally coping as a parent  0808 800 2222

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Also have you checked out to see if there’s any local gingerbread groups to you? Here’s a link:

Things will get better, the cloud that’s hanging over you will one day pass.