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I Am a Single Parent

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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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    Today my daughter saw her father

    for the first time in over a year. The exact day he saw her last was the Wednesday before Valentines day last year. We had a schedule worked out for a few weeks where he would see her on the same day every week, until one week he just seem disinterested. Very disinterested. It...
    ashb3r ashb3r 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 18

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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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    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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    After a year, I finally embraced being a single

    parent! I accepted it and I'm feeling better now, probably the hardest but best decision I ever made. :)
    confusedfem confusedfem 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I really don't enjoy being a single parent.

    Yes I know I made it happen but I just don't think I am the one for this job. I never really got into the kid thing. I want my life back. I love my son but I just feel out of place. I need a break from him. I am about to explode. Now I understand why woman just leave and never...
    seriousmommyprob seriousmommyprob 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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    Sometimes I feel like I made a mistake by

    keeping my children. I love them, would never wish them harm. But sometimes I feel I should have just given them up for adoption. I'm not cut out for this mothering business. I'm 27 and I feel 47. I've felt this way since I had my first born at 19. When my children are screaming...
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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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 5 Responses May 5

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    I am waiting for a child from a man I met in

    another continent. He knows about the baby but we do not love each other and I came back home especially to enjoy full medical and emotional support. He always stated he wanted to be a father but has done very little or nothing to show he will become a responsible man, including...
    seana8 seana8 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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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'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...
    Notadickjusthonest Notadickjusthonest 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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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 5 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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 6 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    I know this sounds bad

    but I am a single dad of two kids. I was married to my second wife for 3 years but were together for 5 years. I will never ever ever get married to a single mom or date one again. It is nothing but drama, headaches and problems. Her kids won't mind because they say you are not...
    timberland1972 timberland1972 41-45 8 Responses Apr 15

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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, 2014

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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 36-40, F May 11, 2014

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    I am not a single parent

    but I have a sister who is she has two kids.... I admit she works hard but she lacks in so many different things like staying awake in the mornings to feed them bath them clean her room and just stay active. she has my grandma taking care of them. she can't even look for a day...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 30

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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, 2014

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    I'm a single parent with 7 grown kids looking

    to chat with other single females..mom about discipline in your home. I'm located in lower Michigan looking for a single female who is pro spanking and looking for a good man. message and add me if interested
    spankyouhard spankyouhard 56-60, M 5 Responses Apr 19

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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 4 Responses Dec 6, 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 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2014

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    Please don't join this group

    unless you're the DEFAULT parent. Paying child support, getting visiting rights or weekly time with your kid(s) etc DOES NOT make you a Single Parent. Please look up 'default parent' if you don't understand the term. Truth is, if you even have to think about it, you're NOT.
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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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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    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 7 Responses Feb 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Thank god for friends

    and beer! Also thanks to those of you who understood my vent and where i was coming from. Cheers!! 🍻
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F Jan 10

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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 5 Responses Jan 23

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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, 2014

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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 Nov 19, 2014

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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 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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    I'm a single Mother, to one boy

    who is my only child. I have been the only parent to this child since birth, I'm the only parent he knows. I am the mother and the Father, I fill both rolls. Sometimes I find it all just a bit overwhelming having to be two people for one kid because I am the mom and the dad, I...
    A2Xfpqxttpyzz A2Xfpqxttpyzz 36-40 5 Responses May 21

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    You know what helps with single parenthood?

    Other parents! Sometimes, you're just fine with a little help from your friends and you will be all right. If you need a break, drop them off to a friend or another parent. Just make sure you are there when they need you to love them, though.
    NoVADad703 NoVADad703 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I am legal guardian to a 17 year old boy whose

    mother died and whose father ran off after he was born. He appears to want to fail school despite all efforts. His mother had been an alcoholic but supposedly did not drink while pregnant. He does not appear to have FAS but his learning disability would suggest otherwise. He...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 2 Responses Apr 5

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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...
    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 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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    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 2 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    I got married to have a family.

    I believed it be forever and the time in my life which would bring great joy. The woman I married gave me two children but she never gave me any love.She even told me the only reason she married me was because I made her safe and secure but she never loved me.She loved alcohol...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 25

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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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    I'm a single dad of 7 grown kids.

    I'd love to meet a single mom that is pro spanking and looking for a pro spanking man for long term or marriage. see my profile and likes and add me if interested in chatting or meeting. I'm located in lower michigan
    spankyouhard spankyouhard 56-60, M 1 Response May 21

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    Im now a single mother of two boys

    who are my world. Im going through a divorce and its a pretty messed up time for me. id like to one day meet someone who will make me feel special and not worthless.
    kellyg0107 kellyg0107 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    My son hasn't seen his "mom"

    since he was 2 months old. He is 3 now and has never had a mom.
    Salem27 Salem27 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 19

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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 5 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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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, 2014

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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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