• Leaving An Emotionally/Mentally Abusive Relationship and Moving On

    25th July 2017

    It’s been a tough few months, and if I’m honest with myself it’s been a tough year. As you know I got into a relationship with a much older man more than 18 months ago and it was my first serious relationship since my son’s dad.

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  • 11 Dating Tips For Single Parents

    26th January 2017

    Getting back into the dating game after taking some time out can be hard, especially for single parents. The creator of The Love Life Agency, Charlotte Lewis, has been kind enough to share with Single Parent Pessimist her useful tips for us single parents to get back into the dating game; Some of the most…

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  • Tips For Moving In With Your Partner

    14th October 2016

    Moving in with your partner is an exciting and sometimes a nerve wracking, experience. Once you’re over the immediate excitement and novelty of the idea, you might realise that there’s a lot of practical issues to figure out,- like where you’re going to put all of your shoes and boys toys for a start!

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  • The Single Parent May Be Single Once Again

    7th July 2016

    Are you surprised? I doubt it, this is me after all; Queen of car-crash relationships. Jokes and sarcasm aside, I’m heartbroken. I’m embarrassed and I’m very, very low. We haven’t broken up because we don’t care about each other or because one of us has done something to break the trust.  We have broken up…

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  • Nan 1 – Alzheimer’s 0

    30th January 2016

    Yesterday was a good day for my nan and I cannot tell you how grateful I am that I chose that day to visit her. Things seem to have deteriorated a lot since her diagnosis a few months ago to the point where she is accepting a lot more help (thankfully) but she is also…

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  • So I’m Finally in a Relationship…

    19th January 2016

    I never thought I’d be writing this kind of post, because after three years of being single I’d pretty much resigned myself to being single for good (which is not a bad thing I hasten to add!). A couple of months ago I was contacted by a local journalist who wanted a quote about the…

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  • Guest Post: Financial Tips with Mrs Moneypenny

    21st July 2015

    As most of you know I tend to worry about future relationships, especially now I have a child’s needs to also think of, and one aspect of meeting a new partner is making sure you’re both on the same page when it comes to finances, and Ivan Molner describes this perfectly below! Mrs Moneypenny Gives…

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  • I’m A Date-Free Zone And Here’s Why…

    17th January 2015

    If you remember, I became quite the playa last summer and this lasted until Christmas, but something has recently changed… I suddenly have no interest to date. At all. Seriously! Now don’t get me wrong I had a great time dating various guys, some were just for fun and others had potential, but now I…

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  • Returning to the Dating Game as a Parent…

    7th September 2013

    I’m at a very weird stage of my life right now, as I finally feel ready to be with someone again (oh how I miss sofa snuggles, bedtime cuddles and an adult to talk to and make me cups of tea in the evening!), but the thought of returning to the dating game petrifies me. I keep…

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