I am a newly single mom of 3 boys. After 16 years of mental abuse I finally got out. After I left, my X suffered a complete mental breakdown. So not only are the kids and I dealing with a one parent home, we are also dealing with my X's mental health issues. Its very stressful and I just need someone to talk to when Im feeling down.
Hi Kristi. Welcome to Mothering and especially to the single parenting forum. Wow, that was a long time you were together with your ex. It takes a lot of strength to leave after that long. How long have you been solo? I'm wondering too, are you and your boys dealing with his issues right now during visits or is he a regular part of your life? Again, Welcome! :)