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Hi, I feel the same as you although my circumstances are slightly different.

I have never felt as lonely in my life. I Lost my partner, my sons dad, 9 months ago and therefore now I’m a single parent.

My best friend has a farm so during lockdown, only once, I took my son (age 4) to the farm he could play and my friend could watch him whilst I went home for a bit of me time. It was the worst 3 hours of my life and a massive emotional rollercoaster. Not only did I miss him and feel lonely but I felt so guilty for feeling that I needed that time away from him.

Lockdown is really effecting my mental health, no one seems to understand just how hard it is being a single parent and I feel I can’t speak to anyone about it either as i too feel I am being constantly being judged.