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    sam2512
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    hi everyone,

    I’m finding things abit tough lately, I’m finding life very lonely, I’ve just spent the whole weekend indoors not speaking to anyone, my kids have been away at their fathers. I would love to go out but I haven’t many friends and they all have husbands and families. I’ve tried dating apps but to be honest it’s too difficult for me to have any kind of relationship being a Mum and running round for my girls.

    Does anyone else feel the same? Sounds terrible when you see the adverts saying check on elderly neighbours who have no one to talk to…. I’m only 40!!! Lol 😞

    #30977 Report

    Mike_71
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    Meetup.com

    Awesome. I joined several groups, have been to dozens of events, made lots of new friends.

    Free.

    #30978 Report

    Hope19
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    Hi sam2512

    Sorry to hear how you’re feeling. You’re definitely not alone! Weekends can be particularly tough when it seems like everyone is with their families. My kids don’t stay over with their dad but often spend Saturday with him.  I do have friends but struggle to find anyone to meet up with at weekends.

    What area do you live in?

    : )

     

    #30998 Report

    sam2512
    Participant

    I’ve never heard of it I’ll have a look thank you

    #30999 Report

    sam2512
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    Your right weekends are definitely the worst,  I only work part time at the moment so from one some days I don’t talk to anyone till the next day.

    i have friends but never go out together really and that’s what I want to be able to do, meet friends for coffee or just go shopping but everyone always is too busy with their own lives

    I live in Kent

    #31007 Report

    Mike_71
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    I’ve never heard of it I’ll have a look thank you

    Good luck. It’s difficult getting back on the horse and making new friends, and you do need to put yourself out a fair bit to achieve that, but it’s very possible.

    #31010 Report

    Hope19
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    Hi!

    You’re right about everyone always being too busy! I’m from Gloucestershire so bit of a way away! However, I was reading lots of posts yesterday and noticed several people based in Kent who were wanting to meet up.  Not sure how you find them – maybe put Kent into tags?! Hope you find people to meet with : )

    #31014 Report

    sam2512
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    Ah that’s a shame, yes I’ll definitely have a look. I went to the gym tonight so I’m hoping if I go regularly I’ll get to know people as well as making me get out the house… I just want a couple of nights out lol

    #31021 Report

    Mariamazzy
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    Hi sam i ve private mess u x

    #31023 Report

    Hope19
    Participant

    Sport is a fab thing to get into😁 I swim twice a week & see the same faces every time which is quite nice. People are always very friendly. Slightly disconcerting when they’re chatting away to you stark naked but hey – guess I’m a little more self conscious!!!😂

    I’ve joined a choir too which I’d highly recommend if you like singing – very therapeutic!

    Have a good day 😁

    #31029 Report

    Anie
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    I feel the same. Trying to keep busy on weekends I am on my own and plan ahead of time. All my friends are married or in relationships and with children. I am bereft at the loss of our family.

    Frolo is a new app I have just joined which try’s to match you with others locally in similar circumstances.

    #31030 Report

    Turtlek8
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    I feel very much the same – Ive been on my own for 4 and half years now and it doesnt seem to be getting any easier. My little boys father has has nothing to do with him for the past year as hes an alcoholic and Ive had that to deal with. So I have no free time at all. I feel very isolated. I have friends but never hear from them and they are all families….so I feel the odd one out. I have got to the point that I dont leave the house on a Friday…just go back to bed once Ive dropped my son off at school. Things are pretty rubbish…..you are not on your own.

     

    #31036 Report

    JPK1HT
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    I’m going through a very similar experience, except I’m a separated Dad. I wasn’t expecting the loneliness to hit this hard, it’s really taken me by surprise. I try and stay positive and keep busy, but it’s always lingering. I’m based in Kent too, I don’t think there’s any groups but if there was I’d be interested.

    #31040 Report

    sam2512
    Participant

    That’s brilliant, I’m going to try and make myself do a class tonight as the girls are away. I just talk myself out of things too it’s such a vicious circle, feeling tired so not exercising, being unhappy with all the weight I’ve put on 🤦🏻‍♀️ Then worrying about meeting new people, hopeless lol

    #31041 Report

    sam2512
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    Your not wrong jpk1ht it really does!! I haven’t found any groups in Kent either, it’s hard because my children are older too

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