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I Am a Single Mother

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    I'm a young, single mum to be.

    I have been single for about 2-3 months now. I was in a long term relationship and lived with him. Long story short, he is 20 and I'm 16, he was very controlling to the point of by 3 weeks after I moved into his place, he was all I had and he made me feel that everyone else was...
    ProudTeenMummy2013 ProudTeenMummy2013 16-17, F 25 Responses Apr 8, 2014

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    Single mothers are looked down upon

    for being in a relationship? Not all single mothers are looking for a guy, to replace daddy. Single mothers need love too. What's wrong with that? Absolutely nothing. I'm a single mother. I am also in a relationship. My SO is not trying to replace my child's father. Even though...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    jan3ypop jan3ypop 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I Will Be Just Fine...

    After a healthy physical pregnancy and horrible mental support from my spouse. I took my son (at 3 months of age) and walked away from his father. I had no job, no savings, but a great family to help me. I thought I was going to just drowned in sorrow and pain. I thought I would...
    naawt naawt 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    I have been married twice,

    and have three children, two from my first marriage and one from my last one. My middle child lives with his dad because of problems mainly between him and my youngest, but I see him as often as I can, at least twice a week, including having him at home every weekend. Yes its...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2014

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    I am the single mother of a 3y.

    o little girl and she is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me. But sometimes I feel as tho I'm running in quicksand. Its so hard being her everything I just wanna scream and yell and throw a tantrum like the ones she is so fond of throwing. She is a strong willed...
    Amie87 Amie87 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone women could take

    just five minutes out of their day to complete this survey. There are only 10 questions. It is about feminism, strong and brave women, heroines and role models. It is for an important assignment so it would be so much help if you could do this for me. Thank you so much! http...
    gracielynn1 gracielynn1 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    The kid who turned my entire living room into a

    blanket fort tonight... Yeah, that one. He's mine.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 9

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    My son is a year old he's only seen his father

    at most 7 times in his life. he's never had a father figure and some times it kills me. his father and I split when he was two months even when we were together he never bonded I didn't everything baby related. and he avoided him for while ended up in jail and moved away and...
    LexaLee44 LexaLee44 18-21, F Feb 4

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    I Am a Single, Independent, Career Woman, But I Hate Being a Single Mom And Just Wish I Could Get Married to Someone I Love, Settle Down, Share Our Lives Together And Make a Family.

    My daughter's biological father gave me a false pretense to go on.  We were dating for over 2 years when I was seven weeks pregnant and we found out.  He said he wanted to get married and even bought me a ring.  After I hit the second trimester, he told me that he...
    queenprussia queenprussia 26-30, F 51 Responses Oct 2, 2006

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    I have an issue with this stigma of "non-

    violent parenting." people keep telling me "dont spank your kid, dont put your kid on time out" they say it stimulates parts of the brain associated with abuse. that part of the brain tell a child "i should noy do this" or "i should do this" abuse is crossing the line. even...
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 10

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    I am a working and single mom.

    I have adopted two girls soon after they were born to women who put them up for adoption. I am unable to have children so I adopted. I cherish the time we all have together.
    momandher2girls momandher2girls 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    I have been a single mother

    for 5 years now. it is hard and very stressful I feel so alone sometimes but most guys I met only wanted a fling so I had to say no. you would think men in their 30s would want to settledown but evidently it is not the case with every guy I met.
    gracegracefully gracegracefully 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    At fifteen, I found out O was pregnant.

    I'd only ever been with one man and was shocked that my first would be the father of my child, and upon hearing of my.pregnancy, he left me and adamantly denied his child. 25 weeks after conception, I gave birth to a baby boy who was riddled with health issues from a hole in his...
    KaylaMae96 KaylaMae96 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm a proud single mother to a beautiful 7 year

    old daughter. I love her with every fiber of my being and wouldn't trade a moment with her for anything. I've found life is much easier and more enjoyable when you're in an environment where there's not tension and constant fighting. Her father is the type of person that will...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    I am currently a single mother with 3 kids.

    I was married when I was 23 and in college. I have been divorced for 3 years now. My sons are twins, age13, and are freshmen in high school. My daughter is16 years old and is a senior in high school. She will be attending either Baylor or Liberty University this fall.
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F Apr 18

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    I am a singe mother through no fault of my own.

    It just happened that way. I am a mom of three boys and one girl. My former husband and I raised all of our kids as nudists. We both were raised as nudists during our teenage years. We met at a nudist resort back then with our individual families. We had an instant...
    femalemom1976 femalemom1976 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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    I am a single mother

    and liking it, yes some times are hard and I can be incredibly exhausted but I wouldn't have it any other way. A q tho to other single mothers, do people constantly tell you that you should start dating? Why do people think id be happier with a man in my life? I don't feel like...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Please Don't Be "that" Mom.

    Latest: When last I updated this story, I had just sent off my evaluation form. Well, I'm so pleased to report that my friends husband sent me an email last night to inform me that the custody evaluator has ruled in his favor! What a blessing and answer to so many prayers! We...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 25 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    I am a single mother of three children

    and pregnant with my 4th child. Currently, I am 7 1/2 months pregnant and expecting a boy on April 1, 2015.
    jessicabeth jessicabeth 31-35, F 26 Responses Feb 20

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    Funny how you don't notice the toll something

    is really taking on you until it's too late... Your body tries to warn you. Your mind throws out red flags. Your family and friends all tell you to slow down but you don't listen. "Why don't you take better care of yourself? You know you need to rest." I wish I knew. On that...
    marladurden13 marladurden13 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 1

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    It get tough but I have a family who's very

    supportive I'm so blessed 😍
    angieloveee angieloveee 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    Dear "single Dads".

    First, I should preface this by pointing out that I put the words "Single Dads" in quotations. The reason for this will be explained shortly, but I don't want anyone to think that I'm making a blanketed remark about all single fathers. I know that there are some single parent...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 44 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    It doesn't even matter how anymore.

    All that matters now is that he is mine and I am his. My 4 yr. old little guy going on 10. He wants to do everything for himself until he can't and then its all about mama. He thinks I can do anything. I love him so much. He's my world, the best thing in my life and the only...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 24

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    momwithdaughter momwithdaughter 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    This is going to be a bit long winded,

    so if you do take the time to read it all; thank you. My son is 13 months old. His dad and I were together for five years and he asked me to marry him after the first two years. He never really coped with being a parent however. He would repeatedly tell me that he wanted...
    SarcasticCommentLoading SarcasticCommentLoading 22-25, F 17 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    I am a "Warrior Mom." I am a single parent,

    widowed early, with a grown up a son. This is what I wanted to write/share, the reason why I joined EP. I know it will sound like a broken record of redundant irrelevant stories, but the bottom line is: I want to share life's journey with lessons learned...its ups and downs...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    The choice to be single has been one of the

    best choices I could have ever made. It has been a scary journey, but it somehow just feels right. I still have so much growing to do. I have so much I want to accomplish. It's hard for me to focus on myself with someone else's negative thoughts and energy in my space. If you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    My daughter is due in in March.

    By June I'll be married to my soulmate. The problem is she lives across the country. Visiting one another would be close to impossible. Loving one another is probably even harder. I've been in a long distance relationship before. We were engaged but had no chance of making it...
    iamaphrodite iamaphrodite 18-21, F Feb 6

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    Dating As A Single Mom.... Scary Stuff

    So... My friends keep telling me I need to get back out there and date. I honestly, don't see at this point how that would be possible Nor do I feel that I am ready for that. Dating as a single mom is a pretty scary thing. I no longer have only myself to be concerned about. I...
    gr8tgrl23 gr8tgrl23 31-35, F 19 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    I Can't Do This All Alone. Can I?

    So, I moved back to my hometown after leaving my husband. I thought for a long time that I would stay in the town where he and I lived together (no family of either of us there). But I always hated living there, and he is passive-aggressive and emotionally abusive. My mother said...
    serenityprayer serenityprayer 31-35, F 100 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    Utmost respect to all the single mothers out

    there. It's not easy raising children in this harsh world environment. I wish you all the love and blessings; and hopefully, a good companion to share your journey in life.
    GeneticMATERIAL GeneticMATERIAL 41-45, M 1 Response May 28, 2014

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    I am a single mom of one son.

    He is 13 now and in the 8th grade.
    femaleoutshopping femaleoutshopping 26-30, F Mar 19

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    My boyfriend left me

    after my child was born.
    jordanOz jordanOz 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    This is I know to be true.

    Your life, your path, your journey... It isn't going to look like everyone else's ... AND THATS OKAY...
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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    Single MOM RANT! ok so this is a little off

    topic but I am a single mom I work 60hr a week as a nurse as well. I am 29 and a size 18 I cry and cring when I see my body I am upset and I feel like ill be single forever cause I am fat but what makes it even more frustrating is that I eat the amount of calories I am suppose...
    MichaelaG MichaelaG 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    more single mother to be.

    due in June. stressful, but i still feel blessed. All children are a blessing and a children.
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I am thankful that my children's father is in

    their life. I really am. but gosh darn it do I get depressed and sad when they are with him! I just want them to be with me. I want to know that they are happy and safe. it's Easter. there are a million egg hunts the city is sponsoring and I want them to experience it! But no...
    jessiroseca jessiroseca 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I'm A Single Mom

    Our daughter was nine years old when I decided I'd best get away from her father. Not that he's out of her life, I wouldn't want him to, because he's her dad and will always be. Just because I hate his guts doesn't mean she can't see him. After I broke up, we crashed into my...
    ArrrrchEnemy ArrrrchEnemy 31-35, F 31 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    My Son is 12 and his dad is in

    and out of his life all the time BC he has his new FAM. My problem is that I went through his phone and found out he has a girlfriend and he hasn't told me about. And I don't know how to get him to tell me things. Please help.
    DayDreamingAngel DayDreamingAngel 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Why is it so hard dating

    as a parent ?? is it just me ? I'm sorry I can't have just anyone around my son!
    Sw33tBrownSugar Sw33tBrownSugar 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    rennalyn rennalyn 36-40, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    hi. I I have been a single mother

    for 3 years now. I was married for 15 years and he left me for another woman. We have 2 children. Ages 13 and 9. I was working at home as a medical transcriptionist but that has ended as my job got out sourced and the pay rate for that is going down and the standards are getting...
    liznicole15 liznicole15 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    I am a single mom of 2 sons

    and 2 daughters. They are all very adventures, respectful toward others, happy, great kids, and good students.
    americanfemaleonvacation americanfemaleonvacation 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I was once married to a man.

    Together we had a daughter, Kylie Marie. While I was eight months pregnant with out next child, Joseph, my husband left me. He wanted nothing to do with our family. I was left with a seven year old daughter and a second child waiting to come into the world. Now I raise the two...
    Mommieslove Mommieslove 46-50, F 18 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    I am a single mom with 3 kids.

    I have 2 sons ages 23 and 27 and my daughter is 25. All of my kids are on their own degreed, working, and married. My oldest son and my daughter have kids of their own.
    stephaniewashington stephaniewashington 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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