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    Kanger1
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    Hi all

    Another hurdle in this new to single parenting world – tyres need air in them which would normally be done by my ex. My dad has shown me what I need to do so heading to garage in the morning with my 9 yr old to do them..i sound like such a feeble woman don’t I? I am not much use with manual tasks, guess I can’t avoid them anymore :-/

    Anyone else struggle with things like this? It kind of reminds you once again you are on your own but also opportunity to be independent once again – silver lining and all that!

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    welshdad
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    I don’t think this is related to parenting specifically… However it’s something common with any split from a long term relationship where specific roles were divided like if one person used to do all the cooking etc.  That for example is something we used to share but my dad for example after his split was lost and learning to use the microwave was a blessing!

    I think you hit the nail on the head with opportunity for independance especially for anyone that hasnt really had the opportunity to learn new skills while in their relationship.  It doesnt matter how roles are divided moving forwards if and when you find someone else but the feeling of not relying on anyone else and satisfaction of learning new things brings a lot of confidence.  😊

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    DizzysMummy
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    Lucky for me my dad always had me do stuff like that myself and help him with diy round the house so it doesn’t really phase me. It’s not as hard as it seems and I’ve no doubt you’re more than capable, the more you do the easier it’ll get 🙂

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    GirlFriday
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    Hi, my Dad normally helps me too he is a godsend and has been dismantling all sorts of furniture prior to my move.. However yesterday I, yes me changed the shower head pipe on the main bath as it decided to spurt water all over me.. My magic pink tool kit strikes again and I was Soooo chuffed ☺️ haven’t tackled my car yet but know I need to think about it 🤔

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    Kathymumofone
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    With each of these things that I master, I feel more confident, things like bleeding radiators & adjusting son’s v-brakes.

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    Kanger1
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    It will make us all stronger. My friend and I are going to meet at the garage to do our tyres and look like fools together 😆

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    GirlFriday
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    That sounds like a plan, Good Luck 🚗🚙

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