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    Celeste
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    <div>I became a single parent aged 22 after a awful, oneside and toxic relationship. It’s now ten years later and me and my son have overcome so much together. He has never had the opportunity to meet his father (that’s for the best sadly), we have overcome him being premature, my serious medical condition, having our home broken into and the daily grind of parenting alone.  But we are doing alright, he’s a great kid and my parents help out when they can. In some ways it’s easier now then when he was smaller. But I’m absolutely burnt out.</div>
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    <div>On the whole me and my son share a good relationship, we laugh alot, he does well at school.  But ten years of being constantly on the ball has left me feeling quite jaded. I had to shield most of the past year and with the school closures we spent even more time together. With the summer holidays about to start I’m dreading having no space to be alone, more cleaning, cooking (he does help out but he can only do so much). I feel wiped out and summer hasn’t even began. I want him to have a good summer and me not to be nagging all the time.</div>
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    <div>How can I shake up the routine so I don’t feel so tired? Is anyone else well into their single parent journey and feeling like they are stuck on a treadmill?</div>
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    <div>I feel stuck in a rut.</div>

    #56457 Report

    plogermans
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    Yeah know how you feel, i’m 60s so had years of it. Is there no relatives who could look after your son for a while to give you a little ‘me time’ Or hasn’t he got a friends he could go to now and again. Whatever you do don’t put your life on hold for years until he’s an adult and then find you’re on your own like i did !

    Take care

     

     

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    Storm20
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    Hi, this is my first time on the forum; i had to reply as your post really resonated with me.  I have been single for 8 years now and have 3 three children.  We too have come a long way, but it would be nice now to be able to share with a partner.  I met other single parents who all seem to have moved on and i am the only one who hasn’t found love.   It is hard when you are the only one doing everything all of the time.

    how long have you been single plogermans?  It’s never too late to find love …

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    Hollyand6more
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    Hi, I have 6 kids and understand how your feeling, it’s tiring and tough!

    All I’ve done is plan one fun thing each week of the holidays, nothing huge. I aim to achieve something everyday, even if it is something small. Don’t know where you are , but if your nearby I’m happy to meet in a park or something for a chat and it might entertain the kids too!

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    Storm20
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    That sounds like a good idea Holly! Im in Watford area.

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