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Being a single dad

David talks about his experience of fatherhood as a single dad, the challenge of juggling full-time work and care, and how he managed his emotional wellbeing following his divorce.



Gingerbread is here to help you at any stage of separation, or with any aspect of single parenthood. See below for some helpful links.

For advice on separation

If you have separated or are thinking about separation, we have a wealth of information to help you.

Single Dads

Visit our single dads section for advice, stories and forums threads all relating to life as a single dad.

Emotional health

See our factsheet for advice on looking after your emotional health

Looking after your child

See our factsheet for advice on supporting your child in difficult situations.

Talking to other parents

Lots of single parents are sharing stories and giving each other support on our forum, and there are forum rooms which are dedicated to single dads. To use the forum you need to be signed in as a member, join for free today.

Other single parent stories

See our single parent life section for a range of stories from other single dads.