Valentine's Day as a Single Parent: It's very difficult to do everything alone.
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Thank you, Rachel, for these beautiful words. I think many people look at this as applying frisnds divorce or separation…but it also holds true for death. My husband passed away at the end of March, and I never ever expected to be a single mom.
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If I had family I would do the same. A single mom friend of mine comes home after work to fully prepared meal and homework done and kids showered and their school lunches prepared for the next day. If the kids are sick she has her parents to help.
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I hide the lonelinesspain and stress. I wish my kids life was better. I am strong for them because they deserve it. I just hope that somehow someday things will get easier. My kids wait for me…. We had a very short jom and he left suddenly breaking my heart….
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He would disappear for months at a timeholidays etc. He would come and go yet proclaim how much he loved me….
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There is a gender bias towards single moms and while I do celebrate single dads who do it all on their own, men are more likely to walk away from their kids and family so you hear more about single moms.
It is statistically that simple.
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I know the struggle and its friggin real. Healthcare, groceries, class parent in your free time, field trip dad…. Keep it and move on…. To Andrea, I am in the same situation.
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