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Were you worried about how you would raise your children as a single parent?


Posted anonymously, 26th August 2016


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  • sorry i cant help you but good idea to chat with friends who have separated to get their advise.


  • There are support groups for parents that have separated and may be good for people.


  • I know mums that are separated and it works for them. The relationships were toxic and it was not good for anyone. The parents and the children are all in a better spaces and the relationships are better. The focus is on raising the kids, just not together in the same house.


  • My youngest was 8 months old when my first marriage ended. She was nearly 11 when I met my now husband. It was hard raising 3 children on my own. Their dad still saw them but was not very helpful. I tried to make sure I never bad mouthed him or put him down in front of the kids. Even meeting my husband was not the same as raising children together. My daughter is now 20 and they are close but it’s not a parent/child relationship as such. It’s tough but glad I didn’t stay married to the children’s dad.


  • No I’m not but 2 of my best friends are.
    One of them calls her ex still one of her best friends and they share the responsibilities in regards their kids equally….it’s pretty amazing to see this.
    My other friends ex ran out of her as soon their child was born. Now after 12 years I still sense anger and resentment. She stands alone for all tasks, but does well. After many years she finally accepts more help when I reach out to her.


  • I have seen so many friends struggle after a separation. Not just being a single parent, but finding common ground everyone agrees on with the children. It’s hard but I’m sure you’ll manage. Don’t be ashamed or worried about asking fir help. You’ll need it, so ask for and accept it


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