Finding support during divorce or separation

Sometimes it’s nice to know there’s others who know how you’re feeling, other parents can help you through the obstacles

Online communities can help you find parents local to you

Check out online communities to help you find support during divorce or separation

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When you’re going through divorce and separation it can be really hard to find support from others who know what you’re going through. It can be an extremely isolating time and sometimes it is nice to know that there are others who know how you are feeling and can understand how difficult it is.

Growing up is challenging for any child. It's even harder if their parents have split up. That's why it's important for separated parents to work together to help their children through life's obstacles. 

How to find divorce/separation support groups

There are many organisations out there that have online communities where you can find other adults who might be local to you, and also going through a divorce or separation. Some organisations even have local support groups although it might mean that you have to do a bit of research yourself to find these. The single parent charity Gingerbread offer a wealth of support and you can access their online community. They can also help you start up your own group if there aren’t any in your area and if this is something you would be interested in.

Families Need Fathers can also offer support. They have local branch meetings throughout the UK. If you would like to find out more about the work they do and the support they can offer, visit

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Comments on this article are monitored but NOT answered. However, Family Lives has extensive advice on their website, live chat services, and information about befriending services and parenting/relationship support groups.  There is also a helpline and an online community forum offering a safe space for families to share dilemmas, experiences and issues with others who understand the ups and downs of family life.

Finding support during divorce or separation