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    Hi, this is the first forum i have joined. First time i have put this out there!

    Just need some support. I am a single mum who has bought my son up completely on my own for 12 years. No help from no-one. I love being a mum but i am really starting to struggle with finding myself and time for myself. I have a bro and sis and they have children. However they have their partners and in laws to help them. I cant even go to the shop. I just constantly feel lonely and need a break but no one hears me. No one sees me struggling because they are so used to me doing it on my own they dont ask if i am ok. I have lost all my friends because of my social life being nonexistent due to being a mum and never being able to get a babysitter. Cant even tell you the last time i went out as an adult. I just dont know where to turn or what to do. I feel like i have been screaming for ages but no-one is hearing me.

    any advice would help!!

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    Morning. I can really relate to your post. Like you, I am bringing up my children by myself and although I have lots of friends, they are all coupled up and I can’t socialise in the evenings really.
    I struggle with the loneliness too and lack of freedom but things that have helped a bit are: FaceTiming a couple of close friends, jigsaws/a good book/film anything to lose myself in for a few hours, journaling or keeping a diary, getting outside even if just sat on my front doorstep!
    look after yourself.

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