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    Bazzlem
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    I have recently become a single parent and I can’t get rid of this disgusting feeling of sadness.  Does anyone know how to feel good about being a single parent?

    #39135 Report

    Lorraine123
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    Are you sad about your relationship ending or is it not being with your children all of the time if you share the parenting? Whatever the reason, it’s natural to feel unhappy about changes and that things haven’t worked out as you would have liked them to but that doesn’t mean that you’ll feel like this forever. Things always get better. Is there something that you could focus on, a new hobby or something that you’ve always wanted to do? It’s really difficult at the moment because we’re all indoors not doing anything and if you’re a single parent then you probably will feel lonely at some point. I was with my partner for 17 years and when we first split up I really struggled but over time it gets easier and I am actually happier on my own now. Just be the best parent you can be, and take some time for yourself.

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    Bazzlem
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    Hi Lorraine thanks for your post.  I’m sad at the end of our relationship.  Your right I need to focus on something but I just can’t concentrate because I keep thinking about times when the relationship was good.  I’m also constantly worrying that I’ll never meet anyone else again as I’m 32.

    #39138 Report

    Lorraine123
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    I think that it’s normal to keep thinking about a past relationship. It was an important part of your life and always will be but that doesn’t mean that the next chapter of your life won’t be even better. 32 is still young, you have plenty of time to meet someone. I’m 41 and still hope that I have a chance to meet someone special.

    #39154 Report

    Bazzlem
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    It’s harder to date as you get older as all the good ones are snapped up.

    #39158 Report

    Lorraine123
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    Yes I know what you mean but there’s still plenty of older single people about.

    Have you heard of the frolo app? It’s a support app for single parents (it’s NOT for dating!) You can chat to other single parents in your area. It might be worth a look and get to know others in a similar situation to yourself.

    #39185 Report

    backontheshelf
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    Don’t worry Bazlem by the time you have worked on yourself and your insecurities, more will be available as the most popular age for divorce is 40 something.

    #39191 Report

    Gigixmase1718
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    Hi, I’m new to this

    I’m 23 yrs about 3 months ago split up with the mother of my kids ( but I guess to her its longer than that but not for me) it’s been really hard for me. I just recently found out she is telling someone else she loves them ( which I think is too soon to be telling someone as for me I don’t see no other women but her in my eyes) I’m still being nice to her (I think she doesn’t know that I know what I found out) she is always like not now or I dont know if we are getting back together (she is like putting barriers in our relationship I feel like it’s always on her time) something else is that she keeps on lying to me from small to big things which hurts me. I’m always there for my kids no matter what, but deep down through everything that’s happened and happening between us i still want to be with her. I love, miss her loads… furthermore when where together she is quite rude and humilates me most of time but yet I’m still good to her. I don’t know what to do… sorry if I don’t make sense

    #39194 Report

    Gigixmase1718
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    Plus I feel like confronting her about the message I saw but i dont want to lose her….

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