I am a recent single mother of 6 ages ranging 19 years to 9 months, 5 of them are living with me my eldest is living an hour away.
Out situation is difficult because my husband and I are still together but he has to live with his mother an hour and a half away, he is on bail as someone living in our street has accused him of assault, he has a curfew and not allowed in the street this has been going on for 5 months. We are new to the area and all my family live over an hour away so I’m literally isolated and struggling, I have mental health issues and feel the strain every day, not knowing if or when my husband can come back or if I want him back depending on the outcome of his case.
I have had to withdraw from full time university and don’t know if I should claim universal credits as I don’t have savings to see us through until the first payment, at the moment we are living on child benifit and child tax credit.
I’m feel like I’m in limbo, iv gone from studying for my degree, playing rugby and going to the gym to spending 24/7 at home I feel trapped.
Try some charity links, samaritans, rethink and mind aren’t always single parent orientated but they may be abke to point you in the direction of art therapy groups which are often quite good fun. Church.
I know its cliched but its regular and may open doors for you and encourage you to use your skills.