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    I am currently going through a separation, it has really took all my strength to do this and I am really struggling.

    I am really scared as I will have very low income and I don’t know where to turn and how to go about getting help. I am really struggling with anxiety and depression at the moment, my ex husband is still currently living with me and my children. He will find somewhere else once the lockdown is over and done with.

    I currently working in a school and work evenings to, the evening job I will have to give up as it won’t be possible for me to carrying on working there once my husband has left.

    I am so frightened, my parents are supporting me as much as possible. It’s very difficult with all that is going on with the world at the moment.

    Does anyone have any advice or guidance to help me. I know I would need to get some help with rent and council tax etc etc. We/I rent our home.

    Thank you.

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    There’s a lot to consider when separating – even more so in the middle of a lockdown – so it’s understandable that you’re anxious. Our website has an introduction to separation which might help you to decide the steps you need to take: https://www.gingerbread.org.uk/information/separating/

    You can also contact our free single parent helpline on 0808 802 0925 to talk to one of our advisers about the financial help you would be entitled to.

    Thank you for taking the step to post on the forum. I hope that you continue to post and receive help and support from other parents here.

    Best wishes,



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    <span style=”caret-color: #1a1919; color: #1a1919; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: #fbfbfb;”>Hi was wondering if i could speak to some single dads i have been currently separated from my partner for 3 months and i am struggling to cope with it as i have depression when we separated it happened so fast i cant even remember she said i didnt do enough with her and my 6 year old daughter we were together 8 years and looking back i emit that I didnt do enough but i wanted to change for her but she won’t let me is there any chance that i could get back together with her and also she works full time 4 days on 4 days off and i also work full time 40hours a week but because she kicked me out i gave her the house and moved in with parents and im currently sleeping on the chair and my three brothers live here aswell so there is nowhere for my daughter to sleep its going to be a long time before i get a place. she wants me to take the child for her to go to work as im the father and I completely understand this but my mum and dad mostly look after as i work my dad takes her to school and all she also wont let me back to the her house aswell what do i do And i also haven’t not seen my daughter In 4 weeks due to the lockdown as we separated before this I don’t no what to do or think </span>

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