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Florabunda60 Mon 13-Aug-18 07:13:29

Any other single grans out there seeking support?

BlueBelle Mon 13-Aug-18 07:49:10

I m a single gran
I m not sure what you mean by seeking support do you mean let’s have some solidarity together or do you mean you re looking for some physical support in way of groups in your area or meet ups ?

Charleygirl Mon 13-Aug-18 07:51:50

I am single now but I do not need support.

Beau Mon 13-Aug-18 08:08:40

Single mum, single gran, never been anything but single but not sure what kind of support you think I might be in need of?

hillwalker70 Mon 13-Aug-18 08:25:27

Single Mum, single Grandmother, hope you find what you are looking for.

BlueBelle Mon 13-Aug-18 08:29:39

Oh yes single mum too forgot that bit seems a long time ago
Boobs still sit up fairly well and tummy not too huge so not looking for support mind you socks sometimes fall down in winter boots ?

Grandma70s Mon 13-Aug-18 08:55:12

I’ve always been a single (widowed) grandma. I’ve never given it a thought. What’s the problem?

Anniebach Mon 13-Aug-18 09:17:10

Single (widowed mother and grandmother) , been so for over 40 years so use to it.

DoraMarr Mon 13-Aug-18 09:30:48

Oh, I know where you are coming from, Florabunda! All my grandchildren’s other gps are couples and, while I have a partner, he doesn’t live with me, and has health problems so can’t be much practical help. As an example: I was in London to look after my granddaughter for a couple of days. Her other gps were due to take over. My daughter told her husband he had to be home next day to put his daughter to bed since she would be working late. I said “why can’t Mand P do it?” My son in law said “ well, my mum is 70, it’s too hard for her.” I am 6 months younger than her, and two years older than her husband, and had bathed and put my granddaughter to bed each night on my own. They both looked surprised and said “you’re not nearly seventy, are you?” So yes, I do think sometimes children forget a) how old you are and b) you’re doing this on your own!

Beau Mon 13-Aug-18 09:34:26

Oh DoraMarr I agree with you about the age thing - I look after DGS almost full time and I swear DD thinks I am still her age most of the time ?

mcem Mon 13-Aug-18 10:31:43

Divorced many years ago so became single mum and then single gran.
What sort of support do you think I may need?
If you're seeking support you may need to be more specific.

ChaosIncorporated Mon 13-Aug-18 10:40:09

I am a single gran wouldnt have another if he came dripping diamonds
Fully supported by a mountain of tea!

Are you feeling lonely, OP? or struggling with childcare demands? or...... ?

Singlegrannie Mon 13-Aug-18 10:52:04

I am (obviously) a single granny too, lost my DH before gc were born. I give my DD and her husband a lot of support and am pleased to do it, but I do sometimes get a little irritated by couple grandparents talking about the things they can do with and for their gc that would be so much more difficult for a single. The other GPS in my case are younger than me but don't give much help, too busy doing nice couple things ! Don't see what support can be given to us though , its the way life is .

Mary59nana Tue 14-Aug-18 10:50:32

Singlegrannie I feel ike you
Sometimes a little envious of couple GP doing their thing but overall I really enjoy my GC and what time I have with them