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I Am a Single Parent

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    I'm a single father to a fantastic little girl

    who is my world. Her mom wanted to put her up for adoption when she was born and I made the choice to raise her myself. I've had help though the years but I pride myself for doing everything myself from 2am feedings and diaper changes, to learning how to do hair, what dresses to...
    Northwoodsdad Northwoodsdad 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 24

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    I Am a Single Mom.

    OK, I will not b i t c h too much for 2 reasons, 1. I Love my kids and 2. I know there are many women who would give ANYTHING to be a mother, whether they be single or married and I truly do not wish to disrespect my children or the women who would switch places with me in a...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F 8 Responses May 22, 2007

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    I just don't understand people.

    I get that I am divorced from their son and I understand loyalty to their boy. But ignoring me only hurts themselves. I am the only link to the grandkids, since said son moved 2000 miles away, so ignoring me cuts that off. Doesn't hurt me at all by ignoring me (ok maybe it does...
    MyKidsAreMyWorld MyKidsAreMyWorld 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2015

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    i havent been on here in some time.

    hows life treating you?
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M Jul 18, 2015

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    I live alone with my 2 yrs old daughter.

    She's a little sweetheart but I often miss an adult conversation. It can be lonely sometimes but still...you're the only one that gets all the love from your child. ;)
    myralinn myralinn 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    I just recently became a single parent

    and my kids are teenagers. Their dad is in the picture and he does help out some, but for now (and I hope until they leave home for college) they live with me full-time. There were other times when we were without their dad, twice because he took a job in another town and once...
    lostit77 lostit77 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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    Because my twins go to bed at 7pm

    and im left with housework and tiredness and hunger. but most of all this horrible gut feeling of loneliness. I feel so sad and I lay in bed awake for hours into the night because I just am so lonely and think about company. I'm that lonely ive considered getting one of my...
    sammyjo963 sammyjo963 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25, 2015

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    To clarify, a married single parent.

    To a man whose only responsibility is to take care of himself, and he really can't even do that. But anyway. I've always been the only caretaker, for my almost 20 year old and now my 2 year old. Not like it's anything new, except I didn't work full time when the oldest one was...
    birdie39 birdie39 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 22, 2014

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    Men Who Think Single Moms Are Easy Lay And Prey

    first off we really aint that lonely maybe board maybe in need for some stimulating intellect . but we got too much do; to sit around feeling sorry for ourselves and lonely. I am one of those single mothers who was once married but as of today, I anticipate the days when I can...
    Toesiana Toesiana 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    my 19 year old son is a product of rape

    and my abuser is family member we see every day :( now my son is aking for my help finding his bio father I dont know how to tell him the truth
    bananna225 bananna225 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2015

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    ...and I feel I'm on the verge of a breakdown.

    Real Estate agent has called and requested inspection as owners are in town. It is still summer school holidays here and any resemblance of a clean house disappeared within hours of the children coming home from a week away with their dad (Sunday just gone). I've had to call in...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 21

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    I am 43 year old single mother of two?

    I am lonely and it seems that no'one wants to be friends with me... or it has just been so Long that i have lost the ability.... Don't know how much longer I can sit at home alone with my children only... I am attractive vivacious human yet seem to be rejected by other...
    tanzsolo tanzsolo 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 16, 2015

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    Id like to chat and possibly meet with a single

    mother or single parents who discipline in the home please feel free to add me and message me anytime
    spankyouhard9 spankyouhard9 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I got absolutely screwed financially in the

    divorce. He basically forced me into a corner. He said he wouldn't fight for joint custody if I relinquished rights to alimony, his pension, and so on. For the sake of gaining primary custody without a court battle, I obliged. He racked up a massive amount of credit card debt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Nov 10, 2015

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    need to vent, its been almost one yr

    since I left my ex husband. only six months since the Divorce was Finalized. So I basically had two deaths in one yr, the Divorce was the worst, cruelst. I was angry, hurt bc he claimed, I did him wrong BC I refuse to stay with someone who only disrespectful, harsh, hateful...
    Patricia5577 Patricia5577 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 10, 2015

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    I am new to the single parent scene

    and although I do not have custody i sympathize with the struggles. I never wanted to be a single parent. I loved my wife but she felt differently. I can raise my children alone with issues but having a partner to share in the experience is priceless. Some days I just want that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    If I had a quarter for everytime I've watched

    the movie Frozen I'd have a **** load of quarters 💰💲
    jb1853 jb1853 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    Provide Children With Real Information - And Facts, Calmly

    When my older son was 11 and started middle school, we went out for a drive to starbucks. This was our "date night" that whatever he tells me, his brother wont hear or know, right? So Im driving in 5:00 traffic thru the city when out of "nowhere" (he was talking about the school...
    Myztikal Myztikal 41-45, F 6 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Hi all you single parents out there I've been

    alone with my 5 kids for the last 10yrs I know how you feel, if you want some one to talk to give me a message
    chockywhockydoda chockywhockydoda 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    im no single parent. I've been on the other

    side. im a daughter who has only a mom. my moms amazing shes put food on the table even when she was running low of money. she's made the little things like candle lit suppers and picnics on the floor and board game nights. shes raised me to be who i am and i think that's...
    xxpawprintsxx xxpawprintsxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2015

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    I am a single father to three girls

    who are identical triplets. I met my beautiful wife when I was twenty-one years old, I had never been in love before but the moment I saw her, I knew that she would be the love of my life. I was a lawyer doing a case in Greece (from America) and she was a astronomer who had...
    connertrisbowski connertrisbowski 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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    Ever feel like it's just you

    and your kid against the world? That's me right now :-(
    missblueskies missblueskies 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2014

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    I could have continued the charade of

    everything was fine. I could have stayed on autopilot. I could have continued telling myself it really wasn't that bad. But I didn't. Some days are harder than others. My oldest is 17 today. We do a dysfunctional family dinner for birthdays. I didn't want them to have to think...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 17, 2015

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    Dear Parents Who Blow Off Your Children

    I have two sons, 19 and 15. While I share my younger son every two weeks with his father, who lives nearby, my older son has chosen to be with me full time. It is so sad to me that this son and his father have lost ALL relationship - they can go 6 months or more without...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 13 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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    My single parent rant haha beware: So I really

    can't stand when happily married people say things like.. "It's so worth staying home with your kids, don't you wish you could do that" hahaha Yeah me too in fairy tale land lol I am a single mom with kids full time, totally my responsibility, no family helping me, I am the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 12, 2015

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    im married with 5 kids

    and do it all by myself with no help....ppl tell me at least u have someone I say ok then where??? my life would be the same single with child support
    bananna225 bananna225 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 3

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    Hello every one I am a single mom to 2 amazing

    loving and sweet girls My daughters ages are 10 and 5 they mean the world to me and I loved them so much we are really close hugs essie
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 16, 2015

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    Just back from vacation

    and pos takes them for "his" night. Have to remind him that my son can't have anything after midnight as he's getting 2 teeth removed in the morning. Adding, why they would be up past midnight is beyond me.... Then have to pull him aside and say that the oldest has this "friend...
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2015

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    My divorce has been final 3 months

    and just found out The Ex has a baby that's somewhere between 7-12 months old. Just validation that I did the right thing and got the divorce.
    MyKidsAreMyWorld MyKidsAreMyWorld 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2015

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    kelseycakesx kelseycakesx 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2015

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    Single Mom.. Always feels like the wrong term

    to me. My husband passed away almost 8months ago now so I'm raising our one year old on my own now. It was never supposed to be this way... I was supposed to be cooking and cleaning and taking care of him and our little one. We wanted her to have siblings and a dad she could...
    Aevali Aevali 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 16, 2015

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    I am a new single parent.

    Words I never thought I would truly say. I have a beautiful daughter who I am blessed to have by my side everyday. It has been a hard road to get here, and we aren't out of the woods completely yet. But I am hopeful that in the end I will be able to rest easy. My ex has had his...
    wafirebelly wafirebelly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    My Crazy LifeI never thought it would come down

    to this: Divorved single mom of three, long-distance love, dog owner, self-employed, full time student.Though I may not understand how I function some days, I wouldn't change a thing.
    Unjusted Unjusted 36-40, F 13 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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    How is everyone doing?

    School starts again in two weeks, and this guy is enjoying every minute of the countdown - as much as I love my daughter, summer has me drained!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    My daughters first painting.

    Non-toxic neon paint, baby hands, shadow box and some canvas. :)
    BillyLovette BillyLovette 22-25, M 7 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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    Being a single parent is tough all round,

    I've been alone with my 5 kids for the last 10yrs. Not so much as a Christmas present or birthday present from there father. We've had it tough. One with autism one with communication disorder one with adhd, council don't want to house us because I'm legally entitled to a 5 bed...
    chockywhockydoda chockywhockydoda 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    How the heck is everyone?

    I am up and can't sleep. Anyone want to talk? :) I am Mark from DC, a single dad of one!
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2015

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    I have been a single parent

    for more than 8 years now, my daughter is 9. the first years after her father and I seperated everything was fine. He kept seeing her, spending time with her and watched her when I wanted to go out. For two years now he has a new girlfriend and since then everything is...
    Kikaninchen Kikaninchen 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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    My kids love me. Picked perfect things

    for me and told me the meaning for each. They are my world ❤️
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 24, 2015

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    She had to wear my socks today.

    .😍😘💘 Attchd Img.-
    BillyLovette BillyLovette 22-25, M 4 Responses Jun 19, 2015

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    hello single parents!

    ! stay strong! <3
    confusedfem confusedfem 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2015

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    Check out the attached photo.

    ...she is my little SnapBack artist. Without her I could not live.
    BillyLovette BillyLovette 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    I am a single parent

    as my 2 eldest sons dad has schizophrenia severely and is in a care home not a psychiatric unit , a care home and my one year olds dad committed suicide . I have no family to help or friends . At the moment I am having difficulty with my 2 eldest sons. They do things wrong...
    uncontrollabledesire88 uncontrollabledesire88 26-30, F Jul 18, 2015

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    You know you are the 'default' parent

    when you walk into a meeting having your notes and presentation but forgotten your pen, and as you reach into your pants or jacket pockets hoping to find one, all you find are your kids' hair ties & hair clips, empty rice crisps wrappers, used tissue, all courtesy of the kids...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 4 Responses May 5, 2015

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    Who knew this would be one of the most toughest

    jobs in the world and the most rewarding. I've got one of each, 7&8, and I'm going crazy and they're driving! :) it's a real struggle but I suppose if you're not struggling, not even a little bit, your not getting anywhere. after being a single parent, my views towards...
    mafuccin mafuccin 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2015

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