Single and sad parent

Home Online forum Gingerbread Forum Single and sad parent

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #11532 Report

    JodieP
    Participant

    Hi,

    I have been a single parent from the start as the father never wanted to be involved. I have always stayed working so can provide for my son. 8 years on and I am still a single parent but finding things a lot harder. I am grateful for all I have in life but things never seem to go the way I would like, cars breaking, rent being stupid prices, relationships never lasting, always having more bills than income. My son is not the easiest of children as very energetic, emotional, rule breaking like most young boys! He has tested me every step of the way and continues to do so but I love him.

    I have always tried to be positive and carry on with life and what it throws at me but today I broke and keep crying for no reason. My 8 year old son heard me and came to make me better and asked me why I was crying. I couldn’t tell him why but he knew I was upset so tried to make me feel better.

    I don’t know how to start making things better and don’t feel like I can talk to my friends as none are in the same situation. Any help/advice would be greatlfully received.

    #11533 Report

    Kelly3
    Participant

    Hi JodieP

    It is hard being on your own I know just what you mean with there always being bills and things that need paying out and about the 8 year old bot part as I have one too and he is not as easy as my 2 girls lol.

    Some days are harder than others and we all feel like a cry from time to time, I am always happy to have a chat, what area are you from?

    Kelly

    #11534 Report

    JodieP
    Participant

    Hi Kelly,

    It always feels non stop and then you get told your a bad person for having debt like it was a choice you made.

    I have always had ups and downs, Struggles and good times. I get help from my family too which is great but today I really struggled. I only got up and sorted because of my son. If I didn’t have him would stay in bed all day I think.

    Thank you for listening and talking 😊

    #11537 Report

    Kelly3
    Participant

    You are not a bad person for having debt so take no notice.

    It is great to have family around to help isn’t it.

    Thats what keeps us going is our kids, mine are my world.

    I am always happy to listen and chat, what area are you from?

    Kelly

     

    #11567 Report

    JodieP
    Participant

    The funny side is if houses, bills etc was not so high we wouldn’t get into debt!

    Family is also good to have close and help out where can.

    I’m in Northampton area.

    Thank you

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)

Log in or register to reply to this thread

Log In Register