depression

Swimming – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Yesterday the sun was shining and the garden was filled with colour. Today the sun is gone. It’s cold, very cold. A biting strong wind blows across a grey landscape. The weather matches my mood….. After days of care free smiles, today the smile is a little forced. Thoughts are a little darker. The world seems a cold and increasingly lonely place. Rather than thinking of memories as precious blessings, all too easily my wanders to thoughts of what has…

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It’s Day 22 Of Quarantine And My Mind Is On A Coping-Loop – Parenting Twins Article

Day 22 quarantineCaptains log… I joke, but not really.This is a dream right? I ask myself this many, many times a day.Last night I had a nightmare, then I woke up and remembered the global pandemic and thought, that has to be another nightmare. But reality eventually floated to the surface… no, this is real.My mind is on a coping loop. Something triggers the heaviness, the gravity of what is going on in the world, in my town, or maybe…

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Prophecy – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Colour slowly returning to the garden. Sadly just in time for the next weather blasting. Just so predictable…. A few years back our son had a wonderful medical expert who did an awful lot for him. Just before retirement I remember the experts prophecy. To paraphrase Our country’s support for kids like yours is nothing short of a disgrace. Sadly if you think that the support he gets now is patchy and insufficient, well just wait a few years. It’s…

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Unwanted anniversary – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The way forward is sometimes difficult under foot. Another storm is heading our way. Storm Jorge. The world news is grim and unremittingly depressing. Definitely no solace at school. Son scored 14 out of 15 in his Drama spelling test. The one he got wrong was Unferth. Unferth is a warrior who opposes Beowulf. It’s not a word he’s likely to use much in life. I am so pleased with son. I wouldn’t have got 14 and I’m not dyslexic.…

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Hanging on – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

After all the bad weather. The floods. The driving rain. The damaging winds. After three storms. Conditions which have proved too much for the early daffodils. The snowdrops are still hanging on. They are truly wonderful little delicate flowers. Hanging on applies to the humans as well. Son’s anxiety levels are definitely spiking now. He is returning to the outside world after 10 days of safety within the confines of his house and garden. Days of not needing to build…

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The Best is Yet to Come – Single Mum, Parents Article

“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” — Anne Frank THE BEST IS YET TO COME! Yes, the mindset that a single parent must digest and believe with every ounce of our being.  You must verbalize it. Believe it and walk in it. When it’s 2:00 a.m. and you are mentality and emotionally exhausted from being the only one comforting, encouraging, and correcting your children. The Best is…

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Cut To The Quick – When Talking Cutting Turns To Being Cut – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’m a writer.  Not the kind of person who has to have blood, sweat, and tears come out just to put out a single sentence out onto a page.  While I will edit what I write, I do not struggle with writing or the writing process.  I have a voice, and I like to use it.  As a blogger, I get the opportunity to put my voice out into the community quite often.  And I have a variety of topics…

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My Thoughts on Prince Harry and Meghan’s Decision – Parents Article

Social media is abuzz with Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, the Duke and duchess of Sussex, and their announcement about their decision to take a “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family, and work to become financially independent”.On my Facebook feed along I’ve seen comments by people saying that Meghan “bringing Harry down”, that they are “counting the days till Harry realizes what an epic mistake he made by marrying Megan”, that he is “turning his back on…

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The river – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Plenty of water flowing under the bridge. The water seemingly never ending. In the run up to Christmas I was worried that it would bring sadness and hurt. Anniversaries and big holidays do that. As it happened yes one or two wobbles but son seemed to enjoy himself. That’s the only thing that matters these days. So it’s late on Boxing Day and soon Christmas will have gone. Job done. I survived. But the flow of grief never stops. It’s…

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Thirty Minutes – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

About a month a go I visited the Moorlands Nature Reserve. It’s a small but ever so beautiful piece of nature on the edge of the city. After years of driving past it and thinking ‘must go there’ – I finally found the time. Really pleased I made myself stop the car and go for it. Well another work visit to the City. Work completed sooner than expected. So a spare 30 minutes before I head for the school run.…

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