Whether by choice, divorce or separation mums can find themselves without a partner. And while you can feel immediately sad and lonely after a relationship has broken down, there is plenty to feel happy about.
Whether you are newly single or have been for awhile, the following seven things will show you that it is actually fairly awesome!
1. You have time to focus on you
It is easy to get stuck in a rut when you are in a long term relationship, so use this time to really find yourself and do something that you have always wanted to do.
2. You can watch soaps to your heart’s content
As long as they kids are in bed you don't have to share the TV with anyone else!
3. The clean bathrooms
Unless you have sons, who we have to admit can leave a bit of a mess in the bathroom, your toilet and shower are going to be a lot cleaner for a lot longer.
4. The extra closet space
Once they move out you can fill their now-empty wardrobe with all of your clothes...
5. You have time to spend with your friends
Fitting in school runs, jobs, domestic duties and family time can leave little time for your friends. However, being single means you can invite them over when you want for girly chats without feeling like you are sacrificing time with your other half.
6. You can eat all the biscuits
Once the kids are in bed the house is yours and you can totally eat that whole packet of biscuits in the press!
7. Having a bedroom to yourself
No one-sided mess, no sharing the covers, no cold feet on your in the middle of the night - perfect!