Looking for Manchester/Lancashire single parents for support
8 November 2020 at 9:04 pm #45500
Hi. I am am older mum aged 46 with a 7 year old looking for support and friendship. Life has thrown all sorts at me and now I find myself alone with my gorgeous boy and am determined to make a happy life for us. Living and going through divorce during these times has taken me to the edge and impacted a lot including my confidence. Trying to do little things each day towards getting my life back on track and this is one of them – reaching out and saying ‘Hi – anyone out there?’. So calling out to single mums and dads in the area wanting mutual support and friendship to go through the bad times and hopefully make some good times too.9 November 2020 at 6:14 am #45503
Hi I’m in the Manchester area I’ve got 3 kids 11, 6 and 3 feel free to msg me anytime 🙂
any9 November 2020 at 11:39 am #45506
Super thanks amylou83. I will message you separately as would be good to catch up.9 November 2020 at 6:30 pm #45522
Hi Sparks 27,
I am one of the moderators on the forum and it is great to see that another single parent has already got in contact with you.
We do have a number of Gingerbread friendship groups for single parent run throughout the country by volunteer coordinators. If you are interestedm please click this link to see if there is one running in your local area.
GingerbreadGee9 November 2020 at 6:49 pm #45523
Hi, I’m in the lancashire area, 42 and a single mum to 3 boys, feel free to msg for a chat9 November 2020 at 9:32 pm #45525
Thanks em-lou – will message separately.
Gingerbread Gee – will take a look to on the groups.10 November 2020 at 4:08 pm #45540
I am on the Manchester Lancashire border , I am the primary carer to 3 Children11 November 2020 at 7:35 am #45551
Hi Sparks 27,
I’m in the Lancashire area and a 43 year old single mum to 3 girls (19, 17 and 8)
I’m going through a messy divorce and sometimes fine things really tough and I would love to have people to talk to.
Feel free to message me anytime x12 November 2020 at 10:23 pm #45624
Hi both – great to hear from you. Will message separately.12 November 2020 at 11:12 pm #45627
I’m 42, with a 9 year old. Lockdown is definitely a struggle. We are so used to filling our spare time with play dates, friends and family that lockdown is especially hard. I work full time and I’m tierd of being in the house just the two of us. Its challenging working, homeschooling and meeting everyones expectations. I’m tierd it’s draining, I miss our holidays our fun time, everything seems so stressful at the moment, from shopping to seeing family 😢 happy to chat anytime (if I have anytime)12 November 2020 at 11:15 pm #45628
Hi Sparks, I live in Merseyside, between Manchester and Liverpool. I am 55,a 15yr and 19yr girls, I am also going th a messy divorce. I agree, this situation with Covid, definitely doesn’t help. If you want a chat, feel free.13 November 2020 at 2:42 pm #45647
Hi Julie123 and LLMK – will message you separately!13 November 2020 at 4:12 pm #45652
I’m an older new mum too. 51 with a 5-year-old and also in the middle of a divorce that I had the inspired idea to initiate in the middle of a Pandemic!
There are no Gingerbread groups in Manchester but I just saw there is a new one in Salford! Maybe we can get local support through that.
My immediate problem is my boy’s behaviour. He is getting more and more disobedient and now even aggressive at school :S Any tips you can share??
Take good care and stay strong (and safe!)19 November 2020 at 11:26 pm #45951
Hi all – to anyone who has messages and I have it sent a personal message too, I will do. Sorry just been mega busy with work and single parenting. Thank you for all the responses – if anyone else is out there please do shout up as lots of people looking for support and also giving support, me included!23 November 2020 at 11:40 pm #46154
Hi , I’m in Lancashire too. Recently separated after 21 years married . I am 49 and have 3 teenagers 19,17 and 15 would love to chat to people in the same situation as yes it’s very lonely especially with the current restrictions