I have been living on my own for 5 years now and quite independent but at times I feel so lonely. Its the evenings and the weekend that my daughter visits her father that are the worst.
I am 51, work full time and mum to a daughter who is 11 years old and just started senior school. I am very social but having my daughter 70% of the time prevents me from joining clubs or groups. I try and keep myself busy at home and do things with my daughter but she doesn’t want to anything I suggest which make it harder. I have family and friends but all are in couples and that makes me feel like I am getting in the way.
I would love to hear from anyone in a similar situation.
If it helps, you’re not alone, I’ve just turned 50, and my son is eight.
If I am honest, most of the time life is excellent and we get along well. But the evenings do get lonely – it is difficult to join clubs or go out when I need to make sure there is always someone around to look after my boy.
I know the getting in the way feeling, all my friends are also couples.
(Even the dog has now fallen asleep, so I can’t even play with him).
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