As single parents, there’s a lot tied up with our close relationships: looking for support and companionship from family and friends; coping with the loss of a partner; wondering how and when to bring new people and partners into our own and children’s lives. That said, many single parents find that there are lots of positives about being on their own. Having a secure network around you helps with that.
Many single parents are coping with the breakup of a relationship or the death of a partner. Domestic abuse is a common cause of relationship breakdown. Coercive control can continue for a long time after separation, notably over child contact. Be aware that, when there is domestic abuse, leaving can be a time of increased risk to a non-abusing partner and their children. Your and your children’s safety are vital. It is important to get specialist help. You can find out more from our Advice and Information Service.
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