Log in to Gingerbread

You need to be logged in to save pages.

Forgotten your password?

Not registered yet?

Our community membership is open to all single parents in England and Wales and gives you access to local and online support, news and events.

Register now

Managing a separation

Ending a relationship, especially when children are involved, is not an easy thing to do. It can be upsetting for everyone – and it can be hard to know where to begin.

The advice and information here talks you through some of the most important things to think about. This includes how to help your children adjust, how to leave an abusive relationship safely, and advice for children whose parents are splitting up.

Kate’s story

Hear single parent Kate talk about dealing with a separation

Date last updated: 18 May 2023

New Report