Hi, I’m a 26 year old single Mum with a 7 year old son. He has a rare condition called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which is a muscle wasting disease. His father has never been involved and I’ve come to a point where i feel i need to take control of my life. Bad luck has been an understatement for me- I lost both my grandparents last year within 6 months of each other and i lost my father when i was just 18 years old. I work 20 hours a week as a kitchen assistant and my son is doing amazingly well at the moment (although he has his moments-i’m sure you all know where im coming from)
All i want is to meet some new friends. I have 1 friend, however she does not have a child and doesn’t fully understand my circumstances. I’m happy to chat if anybody needs it, as I know how loneliness feels. My mum is amazing, she is the one who found this website and signed me up before I hit rock bottom. She is a great support but sometimes you just need to speak to someone new. This is a new beginning for myself, i do absolutely everything and more for my child as I’m sure you all do, so i just thought id throw myself in the deep end here and tell you a bit about how my life currently stands.
Hello. It’s not easy. My sister had Learning disabilities so I sort of know what you are going through. It’s good to hear he’s doing well. Hold onto those moments! Good your mum is around. I’m happy to chat if you need the support. Have you looked into respite care for your son and you? Message me if you want.
Hi Andrew. Thanks for the message. This is what I need, someone who understands! This is what I do, I am making the most of every second with him, he’s my life and soul! ❤️ My mum is amazing yes! I haven’t yet as he is still walking, I think I’ll more-so need to when he is wheelchair bound. Thankyou for the message, I really appreciate it.
I understand u I have a daughter she’s 8 and she has epilepsy with right side hemiplegia and my ex just decided tho leave us and now I’m struggling cuz I don’t have anyone around me to help I saw this site at the council were I live
Hi there Cat94, Thanks for posting. I’m one of the moderators here on the forum and thought you might want to look to see if there is a local support group in your area. Here’s the link: Single parent groups | Gingerbread
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