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    Dru0918
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    <span style=”caret-color: #1a1919; color: #1a1919; font-family: Lato, sans-serif; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; background-color: #fbfbfb;”>Just joined today. I separated from my wife almost 4 months ago, marriage is 100% over. Live in Hertfordshire and have two boys 4 and 1 who I see on weekends. What I’m struggling with is my wife has a large social network and now my 4 year old has just started school has even more friends as she’s friendly with all the new mums. I feel very alone, I have married friends and just need to meet other separated or divorced dads and mums. I take both boys out on my own most weekends and it’s hardcore. My sons need other children to play with and i could do with adult conversations. Anyone in a similar position? Anyone know of any Facebook groups or places where I can meet anyone and chat? </span>

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    ekeaku
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    You could look on this site for a gingerbread group in your area. I did this a month ago and as a result met lots of lovely single parents. Mine do lots of social activities and everyone brings their kids. Good luck.

     

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    Dru0918
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    Thanks found one and I’ve messaged, hopefully they’ll come back. Just wanted to know if there were any other Facebook groups etc people were a member of

     

    foubd out my wife is on a Facebook group for mums and has met people

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    J45
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    Hi Dru0918

    I’m in Hertfordshire, where abouts in Hertfordshire are you?

     

    #16374 Report

    Dru0918
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    Hi Jo

    I’m in Borehamwood, well my family home is in Borehamwood. Where about are you? What age kids do you have?

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    J45
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    I used to live in Hatfield but moved to Hemel with my 8 year old son. I have two older sons (23 & 18) but they still live in Hatfield with their dad.

    Im in borehamwood tomorrow actually as my dentist is there and me and my boy have an appointment.

    my nephew and his fiancé are in borehamwood and they have a 4 year old son who’s just started school there

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    Nonnyallport
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    Hi fellow Hertfordshire dwellers!! I’m in Hemel. Joined here ages ago but only came on here forctye first time yesterday! 🤗

    #16604 Report

    J45
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    Hi nonnyallport

    Welcome to the forum.

    im also in Hemel.

    45 with 3 boys 23, 18 & 8

    sepatated for nearly 3 years but yet to get divorced. Older boys live with their dad and 8 year old lives with me in Hemel.

    how many children do you have?

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    Nonnyallport
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    Hi there. I’m 39 with 2 boys. 12 and 7 this month. My 7 year old is registered disabled so I’m his full time carer. Very long story but their dad is no longer active in their lives  physically or financially. I have my parents and sister for support but its very lonely! I was going to say especially this time of year when you see couples/families sharing holiday but then Christmas is hard seeing people all dressed up going to Christmas work events etc, the Valentine’s day…. it’s just endless!!!! Howxlonghave you lived in Hemel?

    #16613 Report

    J45
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    I know what you mean. My boy sees his dad but I am starting to stress about Christmas and how we’re going to do it, especially when my other two boys live with him. Just wish I could cancel it this year 😕

    i originally lived in Hemel in the 80s but moved to Hatfield to be with my (soon to be ex) husband when I left school and lived there before coming back here. I moved back here last December as a close family elderly friend of mine had two bedrooms going spare and I needed to get out as I’d been living separately in the house for nearly 2 years and I wanted to be near my sister again but she’s very busy with her own life so I have the same problem of loneliness!

    My son has joined Hemel football team so I at least get out Sunday mornings now.

    it must be so hard for you bringing your boys up especially one being disabled! Does your family help you much?

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    Nonnyallport
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    I am very lucky as I’m close to my parents and sister and they all lice in Hemel too. They help me loads with my boys. My dad does all of the football for My oldest and My mum comes to most of my youngest apts with me. Because they do so much I don’t like to ask them to sit for me to go out. So I don’t go out!! I recently moved from one side of Hemel to the other too so I don’t have any friends where I live yet.

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