To the woman who is wondering where to begin… I’m holding out my hand to you. Becoming a single Mum hurts.
This is my story.
At the age of 39 I found myself a single parent to my beautiful four-year-old girl. I was feeling angry, disappointed and scared – wondering where my life had ended up.
Although my break up from her father had left me feeling excited about the new chapter I was about to begin, I was also feeling lost. I didn’t know how to make my life my own again.
After nearly eight years in a relationship that drained me, did not fulfil me, support me or help me grow, I was not living the best version of myself. I found myself as a new lone parent with a smaller support network, unemployed and miles from the place I had grown up. I found myself with no parents or family nearby to help me.
I was daunted but determined to turn our lives around.
Shortly after splitting from my partner, I was given a copy of ‘I am the Parent Who...
I have been on the Family Vision journey with Nina twice, once in a group and once with her one to one.
At the end of the second ten week program, when she asked me what my “takeaways” were from our time working together, I broke down.
I explained I could not possibly put it in words. My tears were ones of overwhelming joy. We hugged and said goodbye. I knew I needed to share my story so others too could benefit and now I have the chance.
To give some context, I came to the group program after leaving my abusive husband, when all my children were very young. The decline into an abusive relationship had been very quick, thank god the physical violence only lasted two years, but the scars ran deep.
I knew I was a shadow of myself after my marriage ended and looked for help.
To say that Family Vision was life changing would be an understatement. At a time of tremendous change and challenge I learned how to lead my family again, in the company of other women who were...
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