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I Am a Single Parent

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    sometimes, when I think about the past couple

    of years that i spent with the father of my children, I am amazed that I am so much better than where I was. I didn't want to believe that this could happen, at the time, that is. I hope for my children, that thier father chooses to be an active part of thier life when he comes...
    sugabuga1 sugabuga1 31-35, F Dec 18, 2013

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    its been very challenging taking care of my son

    and been out of town or country for my work so i can be a responsible dad..anybody willing to share experience with me
    sundream12 sundream12 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Update- He sent a letter,

    funny how it wasn't the envelope I sent him? lol... He loves and misses them and he can't wait to see them soon. yeah, ok. He cried to my mother about how when I took him to court for custody of my daughter, ( he's not on my son's birth certificate-and I wont put him on there...
    sugabuga1 sugabuga1 31-35, F Jan 22

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    Single Parent Learning How To Be In A Relationship

    I have always been a single mom, going on twelve years now.  I did not want to raise my daughter as a single parent and was in a committed relationship with her father and thought we would get married.  That did not happen, and so I struggled and learned, and have...
    Sinequanon Sinequanon 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2010

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    I am now a single parent,

    with a 2 nearly 3 year old daughter, and im expecting another baby girl in April. My daughter had a father figure but no longer is around due to being violent.
    mummytotwox mummytotwox 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Today my daughters friend fell over in the

    playground and is now in intensive care with a head injury. It's made me wonder how I would cope if this happened to my precious child. I wonder if I would have enough resilience to cope. Fortunately the mother is in a happy (as far as I know!) relationship. I do hope her child...
    missblueskies missblueskies 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Single Parent

    I am a 31 year old single parent with 4 beautiful kids. Ever since my kids was born i knew i would never walk out on my kids and would be there for them. I live alone with my kids and work fulltime to support them, i'm looking forward 2 going back 2 school and hopefully have my...
    hamma31 hamma31 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    $tuck In The Middle As A $ingle Parent -a Look Into Our World

    In case anyone is browsing this section looking for a story to read and you AREN'T in our shoes, let me give you a run down of how it is for most of us stuck in the middle of the financial grid, or even at the lower end.  We are the ones that make just a few dollars (and I...
    WhatMattersCannotBeSeen WhatMattersCannotBeSeen 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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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 5 Responses Jul 31

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    I Want To Love And Be Loved..

    name is Mark sean williams, Am in the military, 1st Battalion 12th Marines artillery unit..i do have a 6yr old daughter named sarah, Since the death of my wife to cancer 5yrs ago, she has been living with her maternal granny in texas due to my work..am a one lady man..i love...
    mark1817 mark1817 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    new update- things have become bittersweet.

    We made amends-no, we are not getting back together, we are just focusing on being friends and parents. he finally got to meet his son and his daughter fell in love all over again. But now, he's back in jail-wtf!! What is it about that place that soo many ppl just love to be...
    sugabuga1 sugabuga1 31-35, F Sep 5

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    Being a single parent gives you more challenge

    in your life. Either you want to continue your life or you end it? But I rather choose to continue it even a lot of struggle I encountered physically, emotionally and financially you are down but the thing is u have kids that need you most. This is the reason why I'm here...
    Lhee0607 Lhee0607 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    Better Now

    I was married for 12 years. I've often felt that the person she sold me when I first met her was not the person she really was or had intended on becoming. Shortly after the birth of our first child, she left. Just decided she didn't want to be a wife and mother and left...
    JLBetts JLBetts 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    http://youtu.be/sMmTkKz60W8 Simple Man by

    Lynyrd. By law, I have to allow my son to be with his dad and go back with his dad after he has been with me. - Heart-wrenching this has always been for me, because I always knew the truth but could not prove it. I contested custody years ago but due to not affording a lawyer...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Seeking true love and serious commitment.

    Someone who will accept me for who i am. Someone who is successful and can travel and see me here in the Philippines. Open to a possibility of serious commitment that could lead to marriage. Where is the Love?
    philb0i philb0i 26-30, M Sep 9

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    So my kind wonderful honey people quick

    question/ personal poll I'm taking here. I had a baby, named her ally Anna. Dad doesn't come I to picture until DNA results r clear he is the father which took six months didn't even meet her as my "friend". I supervised visits til she was a year old. She is now going to be...
    demandatory demandatory 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 9

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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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    I'm a single parents to a beautiful lil girl

    who's just starting her terrible twos! Ekkk help her father been Mia since she was 5 months old doesn't call doesn't text nothing I'm strong for my daughter every single day! I can't Imange life without her
    mtndew25 mtndew25 22-25, F Aug 31

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    I didn't ask for this life,

    but I wouldn't change it for the world. I didn't know her mom was pregnant till she was in labour, I didn't know she was going to skip out on her. But I'm glad she's with me, I couldn't imagine life without her. Of course, 17 years old is young, but I love her with all I've got...
    danny49 danny49 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I'm a 21 year old single parent.

    My little boy is 6weeks old. His dad wants nothing to do with him. I feel so alone, but my boy makes it all better when I look at him just wish I had someone to talk too.
    Jojo992 Jojo992 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I have 4 kids 3 girls how are 10,

    8,3 and 1 boy how is 5 I'm all so 33 weeks pregnant
    mumof4and1onitsway mumof4and1onitsway 26-30 Apr 23

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    Single Parent Power :)

    im currently pregnant. 23 weeks and counting i have a very stereotypical girl meets boy sort of story. he wasnt worth the wasted time and he proved it by bailing out before i even had my first ultra sound. at first i was terrified. i was angry and hurt and scared. but ive got so...
    noellebelle55 noellebelle55 18-21 5 Responses Nov 29, 2011

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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 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I love my boy more than life itself.

    .. But it am so lonely. I am guilty about that. I. Want a partner, I want another baby. So much !!
    rainbowdolohin rainbowdolohin 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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 5 Responses Jan 11

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    I've been a single parent

    since my son's father left the country when I was 3 months pregnant. To be fair his visa didn't allow him to stay and the pregnancy was not planned. The dynamics of our situation are complicated and the purpose of this post isn't to explore the rights or wrongs of that aspect...
    rainbowdolohin rainbowdolohin 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I have two boys 7 and 3.

    I love my kids with all my heart. I worry I won't be able to find another woman that will accept me and my kids.
    dillont dillont 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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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    Dear mom When you come over to my house,

    with your upturned nose and down-cast eyes, bemoaning the state of disorder here... you don't notice that everything is basically put away... the dishes are washed... there's a full load of laundry in the dryer. the smell of breakfast is still in the air, There's a fresh flower...
    SKiesterly SKiesterly 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I have 2 girls with different fathers,

    ages 1 and 4. I raise my girls by myself because their dads are incapable of being parents. One became a massive alcoholic when faced with being a father, and the other can't be bothered to care about much besides himself. I don't get any help from either of them, and I so...
    ComplexNotComplicated1 ComplexNotComplicated1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    Hey all. Just wanted to say hi.

    New here. I am 34, a single dad of a 12-year-old, recently came to a new city and just looking for likeminded parents to connect with. I've been a single since she was 8, and although it's been busy, I absolutely love it. Though 12 is a tough age, but I am hanging in there as...
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 5 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Keep Me Going

    and if it wasn't for the kids I'd be gone. They are my life and my world. I knew long ago that without them it wouldn't be a life worth living. I'd planned on leaving after the 1st grew up but "poof" along came another... now I'm up to three. Divorced and living single...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 13, 2007

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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 6 Responses Feb 22

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    Hey you guys, help us raise money to assist

    this mom with their longtimedream!! http://www.gofundme.com/ghgzbc
    mel9293 mel9293 26-30 Oct 31

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    Struggling

    I have been a single mom for 11 years.  My daughter is now a teenager and sometimes my worst enemy.  She has a good heart, but those hormones are crazy.  It sure does build character though.  I have lightened up a lot and learned not to take things so...
    lizbatthory lizbatthory 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    being a single father has made me a stronger

    person, and learn so much about myself.
    jasonamyers10 jasonamyers10 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I have a son and he ten

    so he going on 11 and he getting up there .I understand I was once a kid . I don't hit him But I seem to be yelling more these days . Am also going through Pre menopause which doesn't make things any better . I took up knitting and crocheting they help for a while than he'll do...
    nana70 nana70 41-45, F Jan 19

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    Hello.. well.. I pretty much put my personal

    life on hold as I raised my son alone since he was just a baby. I have grown to admire all the single mothers out there and all they do by themselves. He is grown now and I find myself wondering if I should have done more for me these last 20 yrs..but if given the chance I...
    quietthunder2 quietthunder2 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    single40dad single40dad 36-40, M 2 Responses May 23

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    Right. So this week so far,

    I have had 2 sick children, a 3 year old who COnSTANtly whined (I thought for a second there I was losing my sanity), a 5 year old who chirped me: "Mom, I can't hear what you're saying when u speak with food in your mouth" 🙈 mmmm wonder where she got that from??? Insomnia...
    99hello99 99hello99 31-35, F Aug 28

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    Being a single mom is the hardest thing I have

    ever done. Especially when our daughter was planned and now he wants to deny her. It's hard to be alone, but I feel more sadness for my daughter and not having a father figure in her life. What do I tell her when she's older and she asks about him? I want to tell her the truth...
    lilly1988 lilly1988 26-30 3 Responses Jan 13

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    Despite what society deems

    as 'natural', not everyone should have kids. We choose to do things in our lives that we enjoy regardless if family/friends are involved or not. So if kids aren't on that list before you have them, don't. Hindsights a wonderful thing, but turns out parenting is just not my...
    seabreezn seabreezn 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Mother's Day really sucks

    when you're a single parent. It throws in to sharp relief the fact that I'm all alone and have no support from anyone. This is the most depressed I've felt all year. And it makes me feel ungrateful because my daughter woke me up to breakfast in bed and made me a present. But at...
    tangledupinazul tangledupinazul 31-35, F May 11

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    I'm the single mom of a very active 4 year old

    boy. He's the center of my world and has completely changed my life. Everything I do and every deduction I make comes with him in mind first. I haven't spoken to his father since he was about 3 months old. I don't know what to say when the question of his father finally comes up...
    MrsGigalowJr MrsGigalowJr 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Beauty After Violence

    My daughter is my blessing out of a terrible situation. My husband has joint custody, after having abused me for two years. Loving my daughter and having her with me is slowly helping me heal over time but it's difficult. I hope each day he does not hurt her like he did me. I...
    AcrosstheGreatDivide AcrosstheGreatDivide 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Single and over 40 is true, but the dating part? Not so much...it's not that I don't want to date, I just don't seem to meet men that I'd be interested in going out with. Most of...
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