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Advice on becoming a single parent (Family Lives)

Becoming a single parent can be a very overwhelming and stressful time in your life as you face having to raise your children on your own without the support from your partner. Most of us don’t plan to bring up children on our own but unfortunately circumstances can change in family life and the inevitable can happen.

As well as trying to keep up with day to day family routine and chores, you are also coming to terms with a recent family breakdown and a loss of a partner. It is often the case that your feelings and emotional wellbeing ends up at the bottom of your list of priorities. We often hear from parents who feel guilty if they do allow themselves some time out. This is natural, however, time out is a necessary part of surviving and coping with parenting alone. It may just be a nice relaxing bath once the children have gone to bed or perhaps the odd evening out with friends. Whatever your time out is, it is essential for a happier family life.  

Find out more on the Family Lives website.

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