I'm a single parent, two kids 14 & 12. no family (I'm a single child orphan, from my late teens) to help with support. I get no help (financial or otherwise) from my former partner who was removed from the family by the police and cps. I'm finding it a struggle to manage home, and the children. Things like keeping it all clean and tidy. Supporting them going to school, even making them food. Work is a struggle too, balancing getting them to school and then being at my desk. I'm not enjoying work anymore, I find my colleagues difficult and the third party suppliers even more difficult and redundancies are looming. I could easily give more examples, but I'll limit it to that. In a nutshell I have little motivation. Also I see how this affects the children as my 14yo is also suffering from depression (there has been CAMHS involvement - but she refuses therapy now)
I find myself trapped, there are few jobs in the town I live in, the area is not very pleasant and the children's school isn't very good.
I'd like to find another job, in a different city, but by the end of the day and I have some free time (or any free time), I find myself sitting staring vacantly and not doing anything.
If anyone has been in a similar situation and have made that kind of lock, stock and barrel change, under similar circumstances.
How did you break it down into smaller more manageable things to make it happen?