I’ve been a single father and co-parent for fourteen years and I’ve been part of the Frolo community for just over six months – but I only really started to get actively involved when lockdown hit.
I have an 11-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son who both live in different parts of Ireland with their mothers. I had two relationships in the last 14 years and had a child in each relationship. Sadly, both relationships broke down.
It has been difficult, as I can only see my children at the weekend but weekends are also my busiest time for work. So I have had to sacrifice work to see my children.
Money comes and goes but children are for life and I would not change a single thing. My kids are my world and I would do anything for them.
Cycling, walking and work mostly.
I like how there is someone for everyone; someone to help them through what ever situation they are dealing with.
Rewarding, unconditional, and tough.
Be more careful when choosing the things and the people in your life.
That someday your kids will have their own voice and mind to choose what’s right for them.
Anywhere with people.
Not really my thing – sorry !
I’m a big believer in the “Seven Ps”: Proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance.
That I have been able to be part of my children’s lives.
Not getting to have the family life I dreamed of as a kid.
Learn to listen, not react.
With my current partner at my 45TH birthday.
Last week. Being in isolation on my own – with no kids, no partner, no one to hug, and no human contact – is tough.
Elbow – One Day like This.
I’d advise them to be patient and considerate; to always be aware that there are two sides to a story, and to remember that it’s ok to ask for help.
I’ve learned that I have a compassionate side, that it’s along road ahead, and not to be so hard on myself!
Graham co-hosts our weekly Frolo Cocktail Hour every Friday at 9pm. Head to the app to find out more.