I will keep it short as I’ve already done a long post and not got any response in 3 days😭😭 I’m a single dad with full custody of both my children I’m finding it really hard to meet new people and have adult interaction split with my partner after 2 and half years so right now it’s just me and my kids thanks for taking the time to listen.
I have a son who is 11 and my daughter is 7 she is disabled tho so alot of things going on with her she can’t talk she just shouts or screams but she smiles every day is a very happy child. Thank you for taking the time to read and respond
I have a 11yo. His dad sees him once a week but not overnight much, so I understand the isolation. Not much time for a social life which is hard.
But son is happy & thriving so we’re mostly ok. I get adult conversation at work and son can beat me at chess now. I know things will get easier as he gets older -although the whole teenage thing to come.
Do you get any support with your daughter, any respite? Do your family help out?
don’t be disheartened by a lack of response to your first post. It’s nothing personal. Sometimes a post will get loads of responses and the same post at another time won’t get any. I think it’s down to way the site works, not there is a problem with it, it’s just that a lot of people come here in times of need, either to get advice or maybe just to have a rant and then they disappear. So the site has a high turnover of users so it’s kind of pot luck whether the people reading a post can relate to it or if they feel that they can contribute to a post in a meaningful way, some may sympathise but don’t have the words.
Also as Justine said, to help build up cyber friends here just keep posting on different threads.
Thanks and my kids see there mum as and when she makes contact and it’s supervised contact at my house so there is never that time away to have time to myself. My mum helps every now and then where she can but with my daughter complex needs my mum also finds it hard to cope yet we live with it every day so I feel bad for asking for the help.
As for respite I’ve been allowed 15hrs a month but the last couple of days I’ve broken down to the social worker and they are going to back date hours for me and apply for more as they can see the struggle I’m going through right now.