Hi I’m new to gingerbread. I’m a 33 yr old single mum to two lovely boys, 16 and 14 (youngest has additional needs) I recently gave up guardianship after 4 years to my nephew and nieces due to having a stroke through their very stressful behaviours and social services have decided to place them back with their mum (my sister) who has poisoned everyone against me for reasons only she knows. I only have my parents left and while this pandemic has been going on I’ve had literally no one other than them. My nephew and nieces aren’t allowed to speak to me, my depression is back and my illness isn’t getting any better so I still can’t return to work…this sounds so silly but does anyone have any tips on how I can make friends at my age please? I’m going out of my mind with loneliness. Thank you.
Hi Maz. Have you looked to see if there is a gingerbread group in your area. It’s a good way to meet new people. I’m not sure if groups are meeting up at the moment. I know the one I’m in hasn’t since before lockdown but we still keep in touch via whats app.
Hey maz. Try downloading the frolo app. It’s a support app for single parents, you can contact other single parents in your area. There’s group chats including one for if you’re just feeling a bit lonely. It’s so difficult to make friends especially at the moment so you’re not alone.
Hi, I have and there isn’t one. The only groups they have in my area is for mums and toddlers. I have discovered that my sons sen school holds a parents coffee morning so as soon as that is up and running again I will be attending. Thank you for recommending the app, I think the fact that we’ve been in shielded isolation and I’ve been off work with the stroke has made the loneliness worse. I didn’t expect my sister to turn on me like she did, after all I did her job while she had all the freedom to go off and do as she pleased. Thank you for replying, it took a lot of confidence to post on here…hope you are both safe and well x