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FrankieKnuckles Tue 28-Apr-20 08:23:39

Divorce I mean. Lots of posts where people talk about their relationship concerns & most advice is LTB.

So bearing that in mind for my current relationship how bad is divorce & single parenthood?

Especially if you're:
-40+
-unlikely to have another marriage/serious partner/more children
-currently earn a low wage
-don't have family childcare
-the marriage is unhealthy but not abusive
(I think a lot of posters fall into this category)

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Bathbedandbeyond Tue 28-Apr-20 08:35:59

I’m almost 40 and separated, divorce not yet initiated. I hadn’t planned to meet anyone but met someone and fell madly in love. Never say never.

FrankieKnuckles Tue 28-Apr-20 08:39:07

@Bathbedandbeyond how lovely! How have your DC dealt with that? And new partner dealt with your kids etc?

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Bathbedandbeyond Tue 28-Apr-20 08:43:29

I’ve just got one DC, he doesn’t have any. My DC loves him. He’s a teacher and brilliant with her. We have mutual friends in common so that was reassuring too smile

FrankieKnuckles Tue 28-Apr-20 08:46:59

@Bathbedandbeyond he sounds great. A teacher sounds like the ideal partner!
I'm not someone who falls in love very often (was single for most of 20s) so that why I would anticipate not having another relationship any time soon.

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Bathbedandbeyond Tue 28-Apr-20 08:58:48

Frankie, I’m the same. I definitely didn’t anticipate things working out the way they have, I can’t quite believe it grin

FrankieKnuckles Tue 28-Apr-20 09:34:01

@Bathbedandbeyond ah I'm really pleased for u! Hope things continue to go well for u 🥰

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PicaK Tue 28-Apr-20 16:08:47

Well that's brightened my day - lovely story

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