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    BetsyBoo
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    Hi all.

    I’m a single mum of three and I’ve been single for two and a half years … after my then husband of 12 years told me he’d been having an affair and left me for another woman.

    As much as I’m independent and (mostly) happy with my situation, there are times when I feel very isolated and alone. I don’t really know anyone who is in my situation and it’s difficult to find people who “get it”.

    A friend recently told me about Gingerbread (I’d never heard of it before!) and I’m hoping that I can use this group for friendship and support 😊

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    Westernchampion
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    You’ve come to the right place. Plenty of friendly folk around here to chat to and for support.

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    welshdad
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    I second western champion it’s a really supportive community.  Welcome to the forum Betsyboo

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    BetsyBoo
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    Westernchampion, welshdad

    Thank you for the warm welcome … looking forward to chatting with you both more.

    Wishing you a lovely day 🙂

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  BetsyBoo.
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    Mum02
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    Hi, I haven’t been on here for long but everyone seems very friendly.

    I hope that you find what you are looking for.

     

     

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    Turtlek8
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    Hi there…I know what you mean…I find I can’t talk to my friends about feeling isolated and alone because no matter how much they try to get it they won’t. I feel very much out of the loop as a single parent x

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    Westernchampion
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    Thanks Betsyboo, how was your day?

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    BetsyBoo
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    Mum02 … thank you for the reply, that’s good to know.

    Turtlek8 …its reassuring to know others are in the same situation, thinking the same thoughts and feeling the same things. Hopefully we can all find strength and comfort from each other.

    Westernchampion … Sunday was a very quiet and relaxing day, thanks. My children go to their dads Saturday teatime to Sunday teatime so that’s my day to indulge in me. Looking forward to half term with the children … the perks of working in a school! How about you … how was your weekend? Have you anything exciting planned for this week?

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    kentmale72
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    hi betty boo, sorry that you have had to join us but glad you have found us, you will get lots of support here.  I am a single dad to two girls, both great kids although i am biased.  It is my daughters 13th birthday on Thursday and I am already dreading it.   how old are your children?  Paul

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    BetsyBoo
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    kentmale72 … hi Paul. Thank you for the reply.

    I have three children a boy and 2 girls. My eldest (boy) was 13 in January (so pretty much the same age as one of yours). He’s definitely making his teenage presence known at the minute! Give me strength!! My girls are 11 and 6 … I was adamant girls are harder work than boys but my son is giving them a run for their money recently!!

    Have you got anything special planned for her birthday?

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    kentmale72
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    hi bettyboo, my youngest was ten in jan so close together, not really looking forward to her birthday probably more so this year as its a milestone with her turning to a teenager, we lost her mum when she was 5 well girls were 2 and 5 so almost 8 years now, so be a bit of a strange day.  We have her best mate coming to stay from Wednesday to Saturday, they are like sisters but because they moved away they do not see each other that often, but they have reamined so close since they met at nursery.

    I always wonder if girls are harder than boys, so far my two are good, just hope they keep like that, maybe wishful thinking lol

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    BetsyBoo
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    kentmale72 … so sorry to hear that you found yourself in such a sad and difficult situation. I can’t begin to imagine what you and your girls have been through.

    Those milestones can be difficult, I understand that, albeit for different reasons. I was with my children’s dad for 14 years, married for 12 … 2 1/2 years ago he admitted he’d been having an affair for 5 months (I had no idea until he confessed everything), then he walked out of our home and hasn’t been back since, apart from picking up the children (he has them one day a week, my choice, he never fought for more). I found my son turning 13 a difficult one … 1) because I had to admit my baby is growing up and 2) because his life wasn’t supposed to be like this. But, hey, we deal with our lot and just keep smiling.

    I’m glad you are able to do something nice for your daughter and I hope you both have a special day. I’m sure her mum will be smiling on you both and be proud.

    My boy was an angel until a couple of years ago …laid back, placid, easy going. My girls have both been fierce, headstrong and sassy from the day they were born! Not exactly looking forward to the teenage years!!!!

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    Westernchampion
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    Hi Betsyboo. Not an exciting week as such, work and catching up with things as kids Mum having them for a few days which is really rare. I’m hoping to shop for a new car but I’m a bit indecicive so I’ll probably just have a look around.

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    BetsyBoo
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    Westernchampion, hope you manage to catch up on all you need and you take a little time out to recharge your batteries. Being a single parent really takes it out of you at times.

    A new car sounds like something exciting! Enjoy the search! I get the indecisive bit … that’s definitely one of my weaknesses. Always feared of making the wrong choice!!

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