New to Gingerbread, 46 mum of 3 looking to find friends in Leicester/ Nottingham
30 October 2019 at 6:31 pm #32241
I have been divorced 2 yrs, I moved out of the family home 18 months ago. Instead of dealing with what’s happened I have been keeping myself distracted by going back to college, setting up my new home and even started dating. All of my friends are still married and I feel like I don’t fit in anymore with my social circle.It just reminds me of what I have lost which makes me so sad.
Now I have to work full time, so I feel like all I do is work and look after my children, my world as it used to be has shrunk to the people I see at work and my children. (My family live in London so I can feel quite alone in the Midlands).
Anyway, keeping positive I would love to make a new friends who can relate to my new way of life. I’m up for a walk, a run? Coffee or a G&T.
Friends who just need to have a giggle and can support each other because being a single parent is hard!
Michelle30 October 2019 at 8:10 pm #32243
I’m up for all of that!
I’ll let you know when I’m over in Mansfield my mum lives there 😊 x30 October 2019 at 9:56 pm #32249
That sounds good to me, are you near Mansfield too?30 October 2019 at 10:11 pm #32250
Great! I’m in Rotherham, looking to move over to Nottingham/Mansfield/Derby. I’m over most weekends with or without kids looking at areas. Iv a job interview on the 7th but have my cleaning business in Yorkshire to drip feed.
Plucking courage to take children out of school and fresh start. If you have any advice on that?
A puppy is an incentive to them ☺.31 October 2019 at 6:07 am #32255
A fresh start sounds great, children are very adaptable, you should go for it.
Mine would love a puppy but I got them kittens as a compromise 🙂
I would love to be able to move closer to my family but my children are in senior school now, my youngest about to start next Sept I live very near my ex’s family, and they love their grandparents and cousins so I’ve made the decision to wait until they’re older to move away.
I’m childfree every Friday night and every other weekend if you want to get together next time you’re there. I live near loughborough, so further south to nottingham than you31 October 2019 at 9:13 am #32258
My friend has recently moved to Loughborough! I visited her in the summer it’s lovely and was an option for me ☺.
She is also a single mum there is a chance you could know her ☺.
Kittens were a lovely idea.
It’s a massive commitment to stick around until they are adults I take my hat off to you!
It’s scarey but a must I don’t know where to go for the best it’s unknown to me so socialising is the only way. I’m not happy with my life somthing is missing and can’t settle anymore. I working towards a new circle of friends, I want a partner an extended family, career, a good authentic life x31 October 2019 at 11:14 am #32264
I feel exactly the same. I’m not happy, just plodding along. I know what I want in the long run, meet a new partner etc but I’m still not over my divorce.
I need a fresh start, and new people in my life and widen my social circle because the friends I have are all still the friends I had when I was married, and are busy with their families.31 October 2019 at 6:27 pm #32277
Let’s do this then!
New direction in life sound good to me 😄.
Just because our lives are a little different now doesn’t mean we can’t be the happiest people ever 💪! Xx1 November 2019 at 9:03 am #32289
Let me know when you’re free 👍🏻😁14 December 2019 at 8:28 pm #34039
I just came across your post coz I typed in Leicester on the forum search. I’m feeling exactly like you at the moment. All my friends have families and are too busy to be there for me when I’m all alone every other wknd and I guess it’s unfair for me to expect so much from them. I guess it’s time I admit I need new friends! How are you getting on now? Have you made many friends since this post? X