Hi I am a single mum of 6.3 teenagers and 3 under 10. split from husband nearly 2 years he has no contact with children so I have them 24/7 apart from when they at school just cant seem to shake this sad loneliness feeling .just groundhog day routine every day really wearing me down .please tell me I am not alone in feeling this way 😪
Hi Busymum! Just a quick note to say I hear you and you have really got your work cut out for you there with 6. I bet you are doing an amazing job, even though it probably doesn’t feel like it. I only have 1 and that’s hard enough! (we all have our issues to contend with so I know it’s not really that simple)
It’s good to reach out and say how we’re feeling. We are here for you, each other, this is a place where we can share whatever is happening for us, in our own time and way. I feel lonely a lot too (esp in the evenings when there’s no one to share and reflect on how our child is doing, I hope to use this forum to share those things).
No you’re certainly not alone and I’ve had numerous days where I’ve sat there in the evening thinking this routine is so tedious – yet another Groundhog day! I’m just trying to get out more and find activities to do so I’m not hanging around in the house all the time. I have 2 teenagers so appreciate it is possibly a bit easier for me now. You certainly have a lot on your plate! I’ve been separated over 4 years now and I still have many times feeling sad. I try to get out for walks which really helps lift your mood and focus on other things. Are your older kids able to babysit the younger ones so you could go out occasionally? Find a new hobby etc? I joined a choir which I love and can forget everything for an hour! I’ve also just signed up to Meetup – do google it if you haven’t heard of it. Loads of groups you can join in your area & different people to meet – with or without kids
Hope your week improves and you have no more groundhog days!