Yep. Its definitely not paranoia, even my best friend of over 15yrs now has lovely couply bbqs and covers fb with all the photos. I dont know why it happens when we become single. Just need to make more single parent friends i guess, then the financial side of things wouldnt even need to be discussed cos we would automatically bring food/drink along.
YANBU it is not paranoia - all those "smug marrieds" do not want single mothers around it upsets their numbers and besides you might try and cop off with the husbands. or something. or perhaps they might "catch" your single motherness, it sucks tbh
Me too - all summer, sitting just us in the garden . And our fave country park has steel plates at one end of big picnic tables so even when we go there I'm left sitting alone while dc charge about and everyone around us s having fab family/friendship group picnics/bbqs. Aahhhhhh... I too used to be the big BBQ hostess before leaving my ex. Moved up to Scotland after divorce and seem to be the only single mum in the village