Family Life & Relationships <
10/08/2015 at 14:30
i'm a single mum to one with one on the way. The split from the father is recent but permanent. He's a bulily and I need To get away. There's too many bad memories where i live and i want to move and start again. Has anyone else ever done this as a single parent and how did you manage and make friends??
06/09/2015 at 13:48
Yes and it's the hardest thing I ever did! 5 years ago I moved 200 miles away to be with someone with my 2 now teen girls! I had a baby last year with him and now it's ended between us! I never really made anyone who I can call a friend! I miss my family and friends every day but my children are settled now and would be wrong to move them again! Honestly think realky hard about moving away! It's a big decision you may later regret!
I hope things turn out ok for you
06/09/2015 at 14:46
I moved last October to a new city after 11 years in the same place - it was where my girls were born and I'd built a life with my ex husband. I lived on my own in the same city for a year and enjoyed my single life, I have some amazing friends and I loved being independent after years of being in an unhappy marriage. I met my new partner early last year and we did the commuting relationship, for a few months before we decided that we wanted to live together. It was a hard decision as I really love my friends and I had a good job which I'd leave behind but financially because he owned this house and I rented it would make much more sense plus I like you had memories of the city where I'd lived for so long with my ex. It was a tough move as things didn't work out straight forward getting my girls into new schools here straight away so the new job which I had taken I had to give up because of being at home for them was more necessary while my partner worked. We argued a lot about money and I missed my friends so much I felt lonely. But earlier this year things turned themselves around my girls got into a fantastic school and settled well-- and I got a job there too which meant not only was I making new colleagues but financially things were better for us. We have merged our lives some how and are in the best place we have been for a long time..I'm starting to feel like this is home and despite still missing my friends I see them and speak to them when we can & it's not so bad. Our new baby will be arriving soon and I know that this will help me more to settle as you always meet people at baby groups etc - most of my friends I left behind I met because I had my girls.
I hope you can make the right decision for you and it all works out.
Continues below ad
with our partner Childcare.co.uk
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.