Single mother early twenties
Abby was pregnant with Matty whilst still doing her GCSEs. Now she’s trying to catch up with her education and get a better job, but Matty’s father Jason desperately wants back in on her life and is beginning to get abusive. Jason wants them all to be a happy family and to play dad – she knows this won’t work - but as he gets more insistent should she take out a restraining order against him?
Widow late forties
Penny’s husband died unexpectedly more than a year ago but she didn’t really notice how lonely she was until her daughter Miriam left for University. Now she’s trying to do something about it – she’s clearing out William’s things and is getting herself ‘out there’. She’s can’t tell her daughter yet but she’s also met a new man - a new companion - but quite unlike anything she ever imagined.
Mother of two early thirties
Susi’s been lucky - married to property developer Rob with two children, she’s never wanted for anything. Now one of Rob’s business deals has gone disastrously wrong and with the house, cars, all of their property in the company name they could lose everything. For the first time in her life Susi is facing the harsh realities of life head on – how will she cope?
Professional mid thirties
Until Jo met Desi her focus was totally on her career as a lecturer in a Community College. Now she’s inherited a set of family problems that aren’t her own – Desi’s troubled son Daniel desperate for a mother, and Desi himself a dysfunctional father who can’t communicate. Worse, just as she finds out that Desi is playing around with other women, she discovers she’s pregnant.