What do you think being single mom really hard?

@cinz20 (63)
Philippines
March 30, 2007 3:41am CST
we all know that the population as a single mom get higher but its really hard this for them being father and mother...
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30 Mar 07
I am a single mum. I didn't choose to be. It just didn't work between my ex and myself. We are still the best of friends and are always on hand to help the other one if needed. People assume that being a single mum is hard. I don't think it is. Ok it can get a little lonely from time to time. You can't just nip out and leave the kids with Dad. But on the plus side you can do as you wish when you want. You are free to relax and not have to worry that your partner might want to watch or do something else. I enjoy my own company and think that it would be very hard for me to go back to being in a full time live in relationship. I guess I am one of the lucky ones. Although my ex is not at my beck and call 24 hours a day, and I wouldn't want him to be, I know that if I do really need his support he will always be there. If not for me then for his children. Take care.
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
30 Mar 07
mummyofthree, I am happy to hear that you and the ex are such good friends and that he would be there for you when you really need his support, unfortunately that doesn't happen for many single moms. I was a single mom for 5 years with three children and there was no one there to help me. I have a son with bipolar on top of being a single mom. Therefore, being a single mom can be a very hard job.
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
well yes it is very much difficult for them/ but i truly admire those single parent . because i was raise only by mother also.
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@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
I'm a single mom to a 2yr old baby girl.. My boyfriend leaves us when i'm still pregnant and it sucks me so much.. I agree, that being a single mom really hard.. It's hard to adjust from a single one then become a parent..But fortunately, my family is always there to support me to all my needs, specially my mother, she is there if i ask something that i dont know about parenting..It's hard but it's also funny being a mother..
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
30 Mar 07
Yes, being a single mom can be a very difficult job. I was a single mom for 5 years, with 3 children. But I also feel like there were some aspects of being a single parent that were great. Even though being a single mom is sometimes very hard, I believe it is all how you handle the situations you face. In fact, I think being a mom (whether single or not) is hard work. All moms have a hard job to do. I don't mean it is to hard that I am not enjoying it..but it is a major role to accomplish. Thanks for the post.