Hi…this is my first post. I’ve joined because I’m just finding things all a bit difficult at the moment. I have been a single mum for almost 4 years now and it’s been a very hard 4 years. I left my ex after being together for 10 years…it was the hardest thing I’ve done but I had to do it. He was 17 years older than me and became very controlling…not to mention the heavy drinking. Since I left he has done all sorts of crazy and hurtful things and as it stands is now penniless and having to give up his flat. He cannot see my son unless another adult is present as he is now a full blown alcoholic…and I also had to get the police involved with an harrament case. He has also recently ceased all maintenance payments and has not seen his son since Xmas eve. I have to deal with all of this whilst trying to keep things as normal as possible for my son. I get help from parents…they are brilliant…but I find the whole single parent thing very isolating and challenging. Sorry to go on….I just needed to get it out!
Thank you for sharing. You’ll find the forum here really supportive. I’ve only just joined but from what I’ve seen the people here are great, and many people in similar situations to yourself. If nothing else you’ll find solace in the fact you aren’t alone.
Sorry to hear you are having a tough time, please find comfort in that you’re not alone. Whether it’s 4 months or 4 years these situations feel like an endless battle. I have only joined this group tonight but reading through other stories has been so comforting. From one single mum to another, sending hugs!