Story Topic: Separation

50 shades of guilt – Vicki’s story

Posted 8 October 2018

After separating from her partner ten years ago, Vicki used Gingerbread’s advice and guidance to move forward with her son. Here, she discusses the emotional aspects of her journey as a single parent. Someone once said...

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Vicki's Single Parent Story

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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10 ways to be a boss at single parenthood by Lidia Peto

Posted 16 November 2017

Lidia has put together her top ten tips to support others get through the highs and lows of single parenthood.  Love and accept yourself It’s not always easy to love and accept yourself as a single parent....Live without resentment  One of the worst things in life is to have resentment and even worse is having resentment towards your children. I learnt a very valuable lesson. Sometimes resentment and hate can creep into...

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Writing a novel

Posted 4 October 2017

When Jo became a single parent, she had to adapt quickly to a situation she never imagined she’d have to face. Coping with financial difficulties and balancing work and her children’s needs hasn’t been easy,...

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Challenging perceptions of single dads

Posted 4 October 2017

Steve is 56 and a single dad to his two children, aged four and seven. He lives in South Wales and is self-employed. He describes the difficulties of picking his family back up after his...

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Life as a single dad – Garry’s story

Posted 4 October 2017

Writer Garry Johnson discusses his experiences of separation and being a single dad to his sons, Sam and Adam. I live in Basildon in Essex with my two sons in their twenties who both work. It’s...

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Writer Garry shares his story of being a single dad

From teen mum to career highflyer

Posted 3 October 2017

Sacha is 42 and lives in North London. She has two children, Ricky who is 25, and Saffron, 17. After becoming a single parent at 16, many people thought Sacha would never amount to anything....

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