When my divorce happened, it was a whirlwind. The proceedings alone were enough to send me into a center for the insane. Splitting household items, determining visitation schedules for the kid’s father, dealing with the questions from the children.
These were all things that occupied my days – and most nights – as a tornado of chaos in my head. As things settled and the routine was established, I began picking up the pieces of the fairy tale that imploded. I was not prepared for the depression, the loneliness, the constant question of ‘What could I have done better to save the marriage.’
The truth is, now that I look back, I think a single parent support group would have been a huge help! But did I really need one and if so, how do I find one that fits with me?