Stories

We hear hundreds of stories from single parents each year. Read some of these stories here, using our topic filter to help you find stories that are relevant to you.

Parenting in a Pandemic – Daniel’s story

Posted 29 April 2020

Daniel Betts is a single parent from Basingstoke UK. He runs the website The Breaking Dad and the Instagram account @the_breaking_dad, documenting his journey through single parenthood. Alone. For single parents across the UK, that’s the reality...

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Separating from a violent partner

Posted 3 April 2018

Single mum Dani talks about her experience of leaving an abusive relationship, and her advice for those who find themselves in a similar situation. In February 2012, my daughter was 5 months old. Her Dad was...

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Divorce in an Asian culture

Posted 23 June 2017

Sonia, 41, is from the South East and is a single mum to two girls, 11 year-old Kiran and nine year-old Jas*. For the past five years she’s overcome numerous challenges, from dealing with divorce...

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Single dad in a small village

Posted 21 April 2016

Jonathan has been single dad to his six-year-old daughter and three-year-old son, since his ex-wife left the family two years ago. My ex-wife is Chinese, we met when I was working in China. We got on...

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