Hi, I've recently(officially) become a lone parent. I feel like I've been one for the last 7 months though, just feeling miserable with very little support. I have a dd who is 7 months old and I love her to pieces. Her dad loves her too but was a crap boyfriend who was controlling and unable to show any care or love (to me not dd). Up un till last week he had only ever had her for one afternoon and now he's showing more 'get up and go' and is taking her out once or twice every week. Hope it lasts because its lovely to have even and hour of child free time! Anyway, at the moment I feel life is pretty good. I have a beautiful daughter who I get to spend a lot of time with, I work 2 days a week doing a job I enjoy and I no longer wake up worrying about what mood ex is going to be in! Just worried that I'm gonna breakdown belatedly as since it happened I feel so calm and happy. However, it may be because I cried so much during the relationship! Loving being a single mummy right now
Great to hear a poster sounding so positive. Like a pp said, it sounds like you mourned for your relationship whilst still in it (I also did, breaking off my marriage was a huge relief for me, despite leaving me with two young children).