Single mum struggling to cope

Home Online forum Gingerbread Forum Single mum struggling to cope

This topic contains 11 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  BluebirdSue 6 months ago.

Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #23973 Report

    Sarah7
    Participant

    Hello just joined this site. I feel im at my wits end with being single mum. Any advice anyone on how to cope?

    #23976 Report

    Gingey28
    Participant

    Hi

    Hope you are ok? Here to chat if you want. Im a single Mum to my 1 year old boy. Been a long day today phew

    #23977 Report

    SOLOMUMMY
    Participant

    I’m a lone parent too; from pregnancy so have experienced the highs and lows.

    What is causing you to feel you’re st your wit’s end?

    #23984 Report

    Sarah7
    Participant

    Thank u for replies.

    I seperated from my husband in june 2018 when my boy was 9mth old. So im not really coping with that.

    Being single mum i feel overwelmed with upbringing of my son doing it alone.

     

    #23986 Report

    SOLOMUMMY
    Participant

    I think bringing up a child is hard whether alone or in a couple.  And I think everyone parent finds it overwhelming at times. Believe most of us are just muddling through honestly!

    If you need some  more  support with that side then surestart/children centres/barnados/action for children ru parenting courses, home start and peer support. This could be a way of empowering you over the coming months.

    You may also benefit from some counselling that your gp can signpost you to remove managing the breakdown of your relationship.

    Hope that helps.

    #23987 Report

    Ramblinjon
    Participant

    Hi Sarah, I’ve been a full time single dad since my son was very young, he’s now 13.

    All single parents find it hard at times but it does pass, most of the time it’s our own heads that are the problem but the reality is that we are doing fine.

    Hang in there, you are doing ok

    Mark

    #23990 Report

    Sarah7
    Participant

    Thank u solomummy for the advice on support groups.

    Did counselling which helped but having to see him hurts like hell.

     

    #23991 Report

    SOLOMUMMY
    Participant

    There’s nothing wrong with arranging contact pick ups anddropoffs with a third party until youre feeling stronger. Or having them away from home .

    #23993 Report

    Sarah7
    Participant

    Wouldnt work due 2 timing.

    #23996 Report

    SOLOMUMMY
    Participant

    Change the timings?

    #24024 Report

    Sarah7
    Participant

    Its around my boys routine and his dads work.

    #24048 Report

    BluebirdSue
    Participant

    Hi Sarah

    I know its hard now. Believe me I also left my partner when my son was a similar age. He is 12 now.

    It takes time and patience to heal a broken heart. Even though my head was saying my ex was no good for me, my heart told me otherwise.

    Still kept contact though and I don’t like seeing him at all but I will have to. Everyone has to do things they don’t like, unfortunately.

    I started going surestart centres and they were a god send. I went to the classes they offered and volunteered once my lad qualified for free nursery care. I’ve since been on a CBT course and more recently a stress management course both self referred. I started work again 5 years ago and I’m now looking for a new challenge.

    So you see you can make your life as you want it. Date, work, do courses you can do what you like now. And it will get easier promise. 😀

     

Viewing 12 posts - 1 through 12 (of 12 total)

Log in or register to reply to this thread

Log In Register