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    KiwiMom243
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    Not really sure where to start with this but here goes…

    I’m a single mom and I’ve been on my own for 3 years now, after two failed marriages. My second husband was an alcoholic and the effects of that on our family were pretty devastating. I have four kids (three from my first marriage and one from my second), the oldest two are adults now, the younger two are 17 and 10. The last 3 years have been a long and lonely road – I have no friends (my second husband’s possessive and jealous behaviour made that impossible) plus being a single parent has made it hard to have a social life at the best of times, although with the kids getting older it is getting a little easier now. I have worked hard to get my life together since becoming single. I’m currently at college training to become an accountant (studying for my AAT exams) and I enjoy outdoor bowling, sports in general, music and trivia (pub quizzes, etc). My biggest problem is that I have no one to do anything with, not even something as simple as going for a coffee. I don’t really get on with any of the parents on the school run and COVID has made it impossible to socialise with people over the past 18 months. I’m just lonely I guess. I would love to make new friends, even if that can only be online. I live in the South Birmingham area and would be happy to meet with other single parents who are in the same boat. It is a tough journey for all of us, so if anyone feels like reaching out or would simply like a new friend or a listening ear then I’m here and I would be happy to meet or to talk to anyone who would like that. Thanks for listening xx

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    Andrew uk
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    Hello. If you want to chat send me a message. Dad of 2 school-age children in London. Happy to chat or be a listener.

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    Andrew uk
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    I agree it’s been tough over the last year or so. Sounds like you are getting yourself sorted with the accountancy etc. That’s good to hear.

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    AnotherStatistic
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    Hi. I grew up in South Birmingham and still have some family there. Always happy to connect on here and chat – especially as you’re into sports and music 😊

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    GingerbreadHelen
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    Hi KiwiMom243, There are a couple of Single Parent Groups in Birmingham. One is looking for a co-ordinator. Groups Archive – Gingerbread

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    Mumoffive
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    Hi I too am struggling with the same issues as you’ve described.
    Im in Bristol. More than happy to chat online so send me a message 😊

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    KiwiMom243
    Participant

    Thank you all so much for the lovely messages and for making me feel so welcome.  I will drop each of you a private message shortly and look forward to getting to know you all better 🙂

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