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Having a child that point blank refuses to go to school. The last 2-3 years have really played a huge part in his mental health (I’m 100% blaming the pandemic).
He’s recently been diagnosed with ASD and has handled it really well. He isn’t letting him be who he is
I on the other hand went through many emotions to get to where I am now as I was looking for someone or something to blame and I know now no one and nothing is to blame. . .it’s just the way it is as it’s always been there.
Yeah, it’s lonely being a single parent where the absent parent doesn’t give a shit about my child. . Yes! My child as he’s never really been part of my son’s life and we’re so much happier that he’s not in or involved in our lives.
We’ve tried mediation (his ‘dad’ never showed up 🙄), going through family members and again he never turned up. . So we gave up as there’s only so many chances you give a waste of space!

I’d love to get back to work, but it’s just not going to happen anytime soon due to my son refusing to go to school and struggling to even leave the house.
Thanks to a few (well 2 actually) wonderful friends I have I’ve got through it.
Hopefully get out this rut soon 🤞
Oh and perimenopause is just great! NOT!
Just to add to the stresses of life lol but we’ll get there x