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    over the past few months (or years if I’m being honest) I haven’t been treated fairly in my marriage and have made a decision to separate from my husband which is incredibly difficult.

    I have a 4 year old just starting school and a newborn (just several weeks old).

    I feel like there’s way too much to try and organise, and I’m worried about how this is going to impact my 4 year old as he is already going through several transitions with starting school and welcoming a baby into the home.

    I want this separation to be healthy on my 4 year old but I’m worried whether that’s realistic. Has anyone gone through this and used particularly effective strategies? Has mediation helped? Family therapy?

    also, I’m worried about coping on my own. I have my own business and I work from home but that makes my money unstable – if I don’t work (eg because of illness) then I don’t earn. I am a private renter and I don’t feel financially stable. I am also very, very tired. It makes me feel physically ill to think about having no sleep night after night and having to then take my son to school and work all day with the baby next to me, only to repeat the process.

    For these reasons I feel vulnerable to entering back into a relationship that simply doesn’t work, just to get the practical help I need!

    id really like to meet parents who have dealt with similar situations or who are going through something similar now.


    Thanks for reading.

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    I’m in a similar situation in some ways – my husband has decided to leave me andy baby is 7 weeks old. We have been together 8 and half years so it was a total shock. This is my first baby and struggling with what to do financially as we own our house. My husband has moved out already , I’m just trying to get back on my feet for my sons sake.

    Happy to chat anytime 🙂 hope your okay.





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