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Bank holidays, new babies and the loneliness of being separated

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Goodgirl77 Mon 29-Aug-16 21:26:54

Feeling teary tonight bank holidays which are, or have been in my experience, big family days that are now hateful days now I'm separated. They make me feel so different and mournful. Yes I know I should just suck it up. Not to mention that practically everyone I know is pregnant, my one and only child starts school next week and some annoying friend of a friend stopped me today to say how mortified she didn't know I was separated last time she saw me. Gossips! So lots of crying. I know feeling sorry for myself is lame but you know.

Resilience16 Mon 29-Aug-16 23:13:48

Yeah it can feel shit when everyone else seems to be out doing happy family/ coupley stuff.
I used to feel that way about Sundays when I first split with my ex.
Made a conscious effort to plan and do stuff, even if just mundane stuff, just to keep busy.
Ignore gossipy old goats. Some people love other people's misfortune. That says more about them than you.
Ooh big step little-un starting school. Well done mum for getting him ready for this big milestone!
You will be ok x

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