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Relocating as a single parent

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mydaughtermj Wed 08-Nov-17 14:59:26

I'm looking to move away after I finish my degree (2019)

I live at home with my family (mum, dad and two older brothers) and my 4 y/o daughter and it is completely draining now that ''the kids'' have grown up.

Neither of my brothers have any intention of moving out, even at 24 and 26!

I love my family more than anything and will be eternally grateful for their support, but I am ready to live independently.

We currently live in Wales but hoping to move somewhere in South/East England as it is a great location for jobs and leisure.

I have been a single mother since the start and to be quite frank, what do I have to lose? I will have (hopefully!) got a degree to back me, in addition to a deposit on a house by the time I've finished studying.

Has anyone had any success doing this?

Any advice would be great!

Thanks Mamas x smilewine

Cactusjelly00 Wed 08-Nov-17 15:39:54

What's your Aibu?

mydaughtermj Wed 08-Nov-17 17:32:09

Not sure what category this goes in and I guess it's aibu to want to move away even though my family and extra help is at home.

AnneLovesGilbert Wed 08-Nov-17 17:38:49

Does you daughter have any contact with her father?

If he never sees her, you can move where you like. Keep saving, plan your future, line up a job, get a house and crack on. Your daughter would have to change schools in a couple of years but children are adaptable.

And no, YANBU to want your independence and to forge a life of your own.

mydaughtermj Thu 09-Nov-17 14:56:44

Thanks for your response -

Her dad actually is a south England-er. Not that it would make a tonne of difference, he'd still probably only see her once every six weeks.

It's more than likely I will at least move to somewhere in England, I just wanted some positive reinforcement.

Best Wishes smile

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