Hi everyone, 

Just wondering if any other lone parents are in my area? Or even lp dads?

It's allways nice to meet any other lone parent and i have met many new friends online through parent forums. That said i have yet to meet another dad that lives nearby. 

New to this site but a member of other forums i consider myself a vetran after 5years bringing up my son (who is 5). Summer is coming and i'd like to get out and meet some new people that understand the highs and lows of our difficult job as a multi-parent :)




Posted on: April 16, 2014 - 2:27am
Parenting specialist DoppleMe

Hi justanumber, welcome to One Space! Smile

I have left this thread open for others to welcome you, but as it is the holidays, there are very few people on the forums!

How are you enjoying single parenthood? It sounds as though you are taking it in your stride, although you would like another dad to hang out with.

Do many of your friends have children?

Posted on: April 16, 2014 - 4:57pm

Parenting specialist DoppleMe

Hi from me, too, justanumber, hope you are enjoying the Easter holidays and it's not too hectic. As your boy gets that bit older and gets involved in football club/Beaver Scouts etc, that will give you an opportunity to mix with more dads but you know all that I guess (approx 10% of lone parents are dads)

What are you up to today?

Posted on: April 18, 2014 - 7:15am


Hi justanumber. Im from somerset. so nice to hear someone is on here from Somerset. Where abouts are you from? Im also a single parent looking for other single parents to meet up with for chat . trying to find local people by me. cant believe how hard it is to meet up with other single mums or dads.

Hi Everyone im back on here, i hope you are all doing ok.x

Posted on: April 18, 2014 - 5:55pm

Parenting specialist DoppleMe

Hello flowers, nice to see you again, hope you're doing ok Smile

Posted on: April 19, 2014 - 7:10am


Sorry for the late reply, busy busy week. Back to school tomorrow YIPPEEEEEE Laughing.

Anna i think i will post a bit more about us in a more informative post soon. I do enjoy parenting on my own.  It has a plus side but it can be hard to see that at times.

It's a shame His mum has nothing to give him but as iv'e tried for 4 years to encourage contact with no help from her at all, i can now let it all go and get on with our lives.  I now say no to any contact at all unless it is delt with professionaly. Sounds harsh but my job now is to protect him from all that and make him feel safe and loved.  I have a lot of supportive friends and some family around me, However we are all so busy it can be hard to get free time at the same times.  My family are elderly and My son too young for them to cope. I help them with DIY and gardening leaving me even less time for my tip of a flat Smile

Most of my friends live an hour away so i'm a little torn between two worlds. Waiting for a house to move a little closer but it's been 5 years now. will it ever happen?

Flowers, Nice to hear from you. We live in the sedgmoore area.

I set up a small group a few years ago but unfortunatly nowbody showed up for the meet. Decided to give up in the end Laughing   It's important for many reasons to meet others in a similar situation, i wish i had more time to put into campaining as well as a better social life (any social life would be good haha).  Lets face it the Goverment are doing nothing for us and if we were not so busy scarpping bye both finacially and emotionally all of us lone parents would be a force to be reconded.

What am i on about? Being climbed on by a 5 year old, Sorry Will put the soap box away now. 

Managed to keep a car on the road, just about. Getting around isnt a problem just making the time. If you fancy a chat,  or a coffee sometime let me know.  How old are your little one/'s?

Posted on: April 21, 2014 - 1:41pm

Parenting specialist DoppleMe

Hello again, it does get easier in many respects as the children get older. it's great to gt together with other parents, though, however old your offspring. if you want to organise a lone parent group and publicise it on here, you can do so in our Local Info section (click) and also just want to remind everyone of our Terms and Conditions (click) that any meet-ups are your own risk/responsibility.

 I am all in favour of campaigning work and there is indeed strength in numbers Laughing

Posted on: April 21, 2014 - 2:39pm


hello Smile. i have just (re)joined onespace. i wasnt ready to address stuff until now, still not so sure on that lol. Anyway, I am in Somerset too. Be nice to meet some other lone parents who 'get' our particular issues.

Posted on: July 4, 2014 - 12:15am

Parenting specialist DoppleMe

Hi seahorsey and welcome back! Smile

It sounds as though you are making progress in your life if you are ready to face some stuff that previously you found difficult. Would you like to start your own thread and share some of these experiences? 

Hopefully justanumber comes back online and sees your message.

Look forward to talking to you more.

Posted on: July 4, 2014 - 12:51pm