Which he is. Life was hectic and stressful and I was just trying to figure out what I should do. Then I started to get settled and the weekends without my girls felt like an eternity, and they still do. I question my decisions, my abilities as a parent, and the life that I am giving them on my own. I try my hardest to keep it together and there is only a couple of people who I talk to about what I am really feeling. On the outside I seem like I have it together. Really, I have been heavily considering going to the doctor and getting something for depression.
It was flexible and provided me the money I needed to get by. Being on your own with a low income is hard. That is why we are living in a trailer.
That is why I keep looking for ways to bring in extra money that I enjoy. I am still confident that if I keep pushing toward my goals I will get to where I want to be. I understand that everyone is in different situations. Some women are single moms because they got out of abusive relationships and life is much, much better for them now. This is just my story and my feelings.
If you are a single mom, is life better for you now or is it a lot harder? I would love to know how long it took you to feel whole again. Alexa Mason is the blogger behind Single Moms Income, a personal finance freelance writer, and an online entrepreneur. Come hang out with her on Facebook and Pinterest. I think this site could be a great side income source for you and provide you the income you need to take your living situation to the next level.
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I am definitely going to stick with it and I really hope that within the next year it can take my living situation to the next level. Thanks, DC. I just want to give you a big hug. You seem to be holding it together quite well. I look up to you and hope that I can be as strong as you have been. Thank you for sharing something so personal.
I sometimes think that maybe I should have stayed married as well. There is a reason so many single moms are depressed and in poverty. We are one of the most underserved and voiceless members of the population. We are part of the new and evolving modern family. And as such we need to find new ways of meeting our needs as well as those of our children. Most single mothers are expected to do the impossible.
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And to do it alone without support and without acknowkedgement. We need to create a conversation around a new ways to create a modern village for the modern solo mom. We need to stand tall stand proud and blaze a trail that makes it better for other female heads of household raising their kids. Solo moms rock. Crystal — Mad props to you. If you have a fighting chance of moving and your kids are young, I recommend doing it NOW!
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What seems like giving up could be a fresh start. I was a single mom for many years. It was very hard at first. But I can tell you that I learned alot about myself. I became a stronger and better person. Remember to take care of you too. I have so much respect for single parents everywhere.
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I hardly want to take care of my kids for a day or two alone. I simply cannot imagine everything being my responsibility. Kids are so much work! Yes, being a single parent is like a double edge sword. You think you are ready for a break from your kids but then when you actually get one you just wish they were back with you. Silence is depressing when you are used to have a three and four year old run around and argue all day!
I want to give you a big hug too. I struggle with sticking to the budget, am looking for a weekend job so I can fill in both the silence with activity and the savings account. It keeps me from overreacting to little things so I can focus on the important ones. You are doing an amazing job!
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Can you get the second job back? For me, it has taken a while. Hang in there. It really is okay — ok to make mistakes, ok to miss your kids, ok to cry, ok to set the world on its ear because you are you and awesome. I really want to thank you for sharing about your depression situation. I have been heavily weighing going to the doctor and getting something for it. A few of my family members have told me that meds have really helped them.
I just need to get over the embarrassment of calling and scheduling the appointment and just give it a try. You will get over the silence. You will enjoy it, even. The budget is another story. Being a parent involves money. If possible, make sure DAD is involved.
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I grew up in a single parent household. I know how hard it can be. Good luck. I just got divorced this November and I have a 13 year son and 12 Year old daughter. I do see a counselor because it helps me release any stress. I do love my job because I love helping people but, Sometimes I worry if I am going to have enough. I never imaged myself going on public assistance I want to get out soon. I have my own place and I am very happy I did, because it made me stronger.
I pray that one day I can have enough for clothing for my children and activities like taking my kids to the movies sea world etc. What are your plans for bringing in extra income? Aw, hang in there! Keep on keeping on! I know exactly what you are going through. I left an abusive marriage in October and it has been extremely difficult.
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