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Every parent’s nightmare

From drug addiction to sexual abuse and financial worries to losing a child, navigating through these extremely difficult times can be an emotional rollercoaster.

Drugs have ruined my son’s life – and I blame myself

Drugs have ruined my son’s life – and I blame myself

My son is a drug addict in his late twenties. Looking back all the signs were there, but I didn’t want to believe it.

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I can’t afford to feed my children

I can’t afford to feed my children

I’m a single parent of four children. My ex-husband left me homeless, but I found a home to rent privately.

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I never see my grandchild

I never see my grandchild

I was delighted when my son’s wife had her first baby. I had been hoping for a grandchild for so long, but all it has led to is tears and rows.

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Life is passing me by

Life is passing me by

I know this may sound a little foolish, but I’m finding myself feeling very flat at the moment, as though life has passed me by.

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How did I not know she’d been abused?

How did I not know she’d been abused?

I mentioned that an old family friend had died and she went quiet before telling me that when she was six or seven he interfered with her.

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