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    A1
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    I’m really struggling to make new friends! I’ve found that most of my friendship seem the have dissolved since I’ve had children mostly because I have children and they don’t and I suppose life is just happening and everyone is following their own paths!

    I just don’t know where to start in meeting new people that do have children I’ve looked for groups but there’s not many in my area or they’re just with people that are alot older then me.

    Anyone else in the same boat or lives locally? I’d really appreciate some advice!

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    #37421 Report

    Abbeydad
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    Hi making friends can be hard where are you I’m in waltham abbey ?
    I have a 7 year old daughter who lives with me full time.

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    MrDad
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    I totally let all my relationships go when I got married and had kids. She then left me and here I am but I’m rebuilding and finding it useful to put myself out there and reach out which I never did before. Where are you based if you don’t mind me asking Abbsmi1?

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    A1
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    Thanks for your replies! I’m from West Sussex way! X.

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    MrDad
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    Well that’s a way away from me but always happy to chat with a fellow single parent if you’re feeling a bit lonely – can share sob stories!!!

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    Lottie5412
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    I am in the same boat as you guys! Had my son when my friends were off starting their uni life’s, left me holding a baby and they drifted away! Being single means I don’t have a lot of free time, my little one doesnt have a dad just a very awesome momma, and am struggling as I have a very strange sense of humor and no brain to mouth filter…..

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    Nomad_dad
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    Literally just finished a night shift in a bar after having handed my son over at 6pm and its always been something that has hovered over me since relocating to the south west….. friends are definitely hard to come by as a single parent and then everywhere you look it seems everyone is having an amazing time whilst you’re lacking in a social life.

    I wonder if it’s such a common problem for all single parents (even sharing childcare still poses issues I’d say as any ‘free time’ is spent with your children). Anyone else’s experience similar?

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    rubyoliver
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    Hi, yeah feel the same and it can feel isolated,all my friends are married an I haven’t seemed to meet anyone where I live in same situation. But father has nothing to do with the kids and so I don’t get out much in fact it’s been 3 years since I went out,however I did do a parenting course and met a few there and the tutor has set up a time and give us a room to meet every now and then when we can. I also did a STEPS course to,that course was great ,it’s teaches you how to handle stress and think positively about yourself and the future.

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