13 April 2021 at 11:07 am #52750
I feel sad for myself but ashamed that I do am a proud guy/dad my kids love me off and I would do anything for them my life is dad and dad only I am happy with my parenting and happy with my children’s progression and development in life I just seem to be stuck in a rut am not even sure if I can pull myself out of it would like to chat and meet up with like minded parents can anyone advise please this being alone is driving me crazy thanks13 April 2021 at 7:38 pm #52791
Please don’t feel ashamed for feeling sad for yourself and lonely. I think it’s completely normal to feel that way when you are a single parent. I knowI do sometimes. I think the lockdowns also don’t help right now because on the rare occasions we have the opportunity to go out not as parents it’s not like we can go far or meet people as we could before anyway.
Like you I love my children and I love being their Mum. I’d never change it for the world, but we are all human and all crave a little time and company for ourselves.
I know what you mean about your life being Dad and only Dad. I often feel the same and whenever they spend time with their other parent and I’m on my own I feel rather lost and don’t know how to be anything else.
If ever you want to reach out for support, please feel free to do so.
Helen 🙂13 April 2021 at 8:10 pm #52792
Thank you Helen how do I add you as a friend13 April 2021 at 9:11 pm #52793
It’s normal to feel the way you are, I’ve been there myself and the key is to stay positive and keep yourself busy. If you have a look at the single parent group section, you will be able to find a gingerbread group in your area where you can meet similar single parents. Your children are doing well and this is something that you should be proud of.
Feel free to connect, happy to chat further.13 April 2021 at 9:24 pm #52794
Hi leader1978 Thank you for your kind words and advise appreciated whole heartedly13 April 2021 at 10:46 pm #52796
I know how you feel, especially with lockdown. Feel free to get in touch for a chat when you’re ready.15 April 2021 at 10:23 pm #52948
I feel the same. Single mum of 3, and only on a 50/50 basis. So have one week being mum and then one week working, studying etc, but the loneliness is agonising at times. All my friends have slowly ebbed over time, as I’ve got fed up of always being the giver and supporter.
I also suffer with fibromyalgia so at times unable to even get out of bed. That’s when I feel the loneliness the most.
I do have animals and they do help so much, they are my kids even more so when kids at dads.
I’d happily like to chat to some others. I’m in the south lincs area.16 April 2021 at 3:32 pm #52969
i could have written this post except im just mum not dad. i dont know how to find people to chat too? there are no single parent groups in my area16 April 2021 at 7:04 pm #52987
I’ve added you so if you need a chat feel free 😁17 April 2021 at 10:12 pm #53002
Snap, I feel the same
I am motivated to do things for the children only and have somehow lost myself and my interests. The lockdown has definitely highlighted the feeling of being alone.
I’m up for a message/chat 🙂17 April 2021 at 11:20 pm #53007
Hi pebbles tbh not sure if being on here intensify’s the feeling of me being lonely think I want to meet and chat and connect don’t get me wrong this site is Good as you see your not the only one but it’s abit like Twitter without the trolling my lonelyness stems from me not having another adult to talk to chill with feel alive as a man if you get me not sure if this is good for me ..