I am a single parent - and it is not an easy life for me

Philippines
November 29, 2008 2:02am CST
I am a single parent of an eight year old kid in my care, and it is not a very easy life for me. For one, I am the sole breadwinner of our family. I had to spend more hours at work and leave the child caring duties to my parents. The father of my kid does not support me anymore. We lost contact to each other because he left me. I look at my situation and sometimes wish that I had not been stuck into this situation. I am quite envious to those people with happy families. I think having a partner should make life easier for me - he is the one who can help me make decisions and have someone to share problems with. The way things are going, I had no one to talk too. At my age, my own set of friends had gone on with their own happy family lives, and I have only the internet left to connect to virtual friends.
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3 responses
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
Hi gemjeweled.. just hang in there. I know it must be hard for you but stay positive that things will get better. To be a single parent is so much better than to be stuck in a loveless, no-good marriage.. Just imagine the cost of annulment and all the emotional baggage you must carry. At least you have your kid, s/he's a good enough reason to love your life:) good luck to you.
@bellebads (741)
• Philippines
29 Nov 08
you're still lucky because you have your parents to support you and help you with your kids. god has plan to each one of us and i believe that you will be able to find the right one for you that will accept you are and love your daughter as his own child. just always ask for god's guidance and he will lead you the way to a happy life.
• China
29 Nov 08
gemjeweled, I am sorry to hear that. Though I am still a unmarried lady, I can understand you. Well, it is lucky that you can manage you own life though it is hard for you, but just stick to, then happy life will come to you, and you will also find you the other partner. Good luck to you! I'd like to be your friends.