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Mummy-no-friends!

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mummy2zni Thu 04-Aug-11 22:09:59

Well, not no friends, just no other mummy friends! We moved to the UK just over a year ago and while I have some fantastic "work friends" (I commute for an hour though so not much chance of out-of-hours socialising) I haven't managed to make any local friends (with or without kids). Working full-time has really taken its toll! I used to catch up with friends at least every week when I lived in Oz (and worked part-time). I have been ok with this (recognising that working during the week is bound to make it difficult) until this week now that I'm on holidays, and I've felt it quite keenly. The times that I have been able to make it to the school gate I have felt very excluded (I didn't start work for 3 months after we arrived and still didn't manage to thaw the reception) even though I have made sure I didn't shrink away from talking to other Mum's. My work finishes in about 3 months time (fixed term contract) and I am dreading this - I have loved working there and am not looking forward to the isolation of being at home again with no-one to talk to.
Thanks for listening. I don't expect there to be any magic fixes to this just needed to offload, but hey, if you do have any magic fixes... grin
Cheers!

Parietal Thu 04-Aug-11 22:15:37

There was a big thread a few days ago about people finding it hard to make friends. Don't know any fixes but didn't want to leace you unanswered.

mummy2zni Thu 04-Aug-11 22:16:51

Thanks! Will have a look and see if I can find it smile

neuroticmumof3 Thu 04-Aug-11 23:10:23

I know how you feel, I haven't got any mummy friends either. Don't know the answer but didn't want to read and run.

I have struggled with this too. I moved at the beginning of maternity leave, and have struggled to make friends. Find myself getting very bored. I have tried going to groups and things and met a few people there.

Is there anything you could do in the local area? Classes of some sort are always a good way to ge talking to people with similar interests.

But if it makes you feel any better your not the only one to feel this way!

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