What a month 😢

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    Sparky
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    Morning to you all

    i don’t want this to be a ‘woe is me post’ as there a lot of good things in my life but jeez has October bitten me in the ass so far. I keep saying it’s not a challenge when I ask sarcastically ‘what’s next?’ but someone is certainly taking it as one lol. Between school failing my daughter, them also adding in dates you’re expected to attend last minute (I know this seems daft but when your life runs on your calendar with no leeway, this is a major event 😂), work being hell and constant battles about everything, having to step into the middle of my daughters relationship with her dad, money worries, relationships breaking down……… I could go on.  To say I’m an emotional wreck would be an understatement. It’s been a bittersweet month for a couple of years, started after my daughters dad walked out just after her 5th birthday and as much as I want to break the bad luck of this month (so to speak) it’s just doesn’t seem to be happening. Regardless of being on my own, I’m generally an upbeat person with a smile on my face but the minute that smile fades, no one wants to know you. There’s a big thing at the moment about asking twice for mental health, not saying I’m depressed or anything………tho maybe I am lol……….but when everyone walks past because you’re not bubbly, what does that say? Not really sure where I’m going with this post, think I just need to get it out. Got a school thing this morning so need to get the happy face back in place

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    wrightshrimp
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    Hi Sparky…. your woes do not sound daft at all. There is only so much anyone can take in….. and sometimes the simplest of issues can just tip you over the edge lol. you may even feel a little bit better for writing it all down- like a weight has been lifted :). I too have had one of those months so I’m feeling your pain slightly. I’ve had 3 cups of coffee this morning before even leaving the house haha-  – just remind yourself that you are doing a Fantastic job!!! xx

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    Westernchampion
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    Hi Sparky. you’re certainly not alone in how you feel. Your post does sound upbeat though and it sounds like you have a good sense of humour which is essential to get through what happens. Thanks for sharing.

    #16957 Report

    Sparky
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    Wrightshrimp, it did a bit, with the exception of my daughter’s birthday, October can do one! Think I’m going to live in a cave next year 😂. Hope things are picking up for you?

    westernchampion, I have a black sense of humour which gets me thru a lot I must admit!

    today the knocks just kept coming, at the end of my daughter’s assembly this morning I was barely holding it together. Never a good impression to leave her teachers when mums a blubbering wreck in the hall lol. Gave myself 5 minutes to feel sorry for myself on the walk home, pulled up my big girl pants and fixed today’s cockup. It’s not an ideal solution but one I can live with so all good (ish) there. We’re off to MacDonald’s now for a treat, can’t stand it personally but my mini me derseves a treat after putting up with my mood swings the last few days 😂. Hopefully everything else is as easily fixable………x

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    Westernchampion
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    A black sense of humour is good too. I like a touch of sarcasm or a bucket load when required.  What ever it takes to get through the day.😀

    #16967 Report

    Sparky
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    I’m fluent in sarcasm,  think English is my second language 😂 x

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    Poppy
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    Hi Sparky,

    You’re right, what a month! Thanks for your message on here and welcome to our amazing community of single parents.

    It sounds like there’s a lot going on right now and you must be feeling very stressed. We hear you and you aren’t alone. It’s so important you get the advice and help you need to get through and put you and your kids first. Just to let you know, we’ve dropped you a quick message with some useful contacts – have a look when you get a moment. Please continue to chat with other parents if you find it useful and thanks for sharing, it’s great that you’ve reached out to us.

    We think you’re brilliant.

    Poppy at Gingerbread

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