My husband walked out on the family home 3 weeks ago telling me he didnt love me- to say it came as a shock is an understatement!! I’m trying so hard to keep positive for my boys (age 8 and 4) but really struggle at nightimes with the loneliness. My husband hasn’t made much of an effort to see our boys and so I haven’t had any ‘time off’ since he walked and typically he wants them this saturday but none of my friends are available so I will still be alone!!!!! Hes given me little money so am struggling to keep my boys amused in the holidays due to husband being main breadwinner. Sorry for rant!!!
I totally get that evenings are lonely. All suggestions given are great. I personally discovered Peaky Blinders, which the ex refused to watch. And a soak in the bath after the little un is in bed makes an early night a pleasure, and I don’t have to stay up to spend ‘quality time’ with anyone.
My son is younger than yours, but there are a couple of paddling pools at local parks near me, and that makes a good afternoon out with a few sandwiches and drinks. Check out what your local library might offer, some do craft sessions, or have Lego clubs etc. Either free or minimal charge.
Yep, def check CMS and also see if you are entitled to any benefits. There are some easy to use online calculators, and Gingerbread has an advice line you can call,
Hope the weekend gives you some much needed time off. You may find you are so tired when you get the chance to sit down, that all you want to do anyway is lounge around.