Whether you’re merely separating from a partner or ending a marriage, and whether your relationship was a short-term or long-term affair, the effect it is having on you is most likely devastating to some extent. I know, because I’ve been there too. No matter the reason, it’s always upsetting when love doesn’t work out. Yet, there’s somebody else you need to think about in all of this if you’re a parent too. As a single mother, there’s most likely only going to be one person on your mind after all of this: your child.

Of course it’s important that your feelings are recognised by family and friends during this difficult time, no matter how important your partner was to you or how long you think it’ll take to move on from them, but it’s also important that you stay strong for your child.

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