Ok, first off, I'm not implying ANYTHING right now. My husband's shenanigans a couple days ago have triggered a very familiar thought pattern.
Do I REALLY want him around? kinda
Would I be better off without him? maybe
Why do I stay? because I'm scared I'll be a sucky single parent like my dad was
Do I really want a divorce? no
Can I do it on my own? probably
What if I'm like my dad? gods I hope not
Do I still love him? I don't know
Did I ever love him? I don't know
and on and on and on
To all of you single mom with at least 2 kids, how do you do it? How do you manage to work full time, and be a full time parent? I would need a job that pays $15-$20/hr to be able to make ends meet. All I have is a high school diploma, with some college education. My dad was a single, working father to me, and he failed. He was never home to help with homework. He was never there when I needed someone to talk to. When we moved out of his parent's house when I was 10, I essentially raised myself.
I don't want that for my kids. It's VERY lonely.
I'm not happy in my marriage though. He does/says something stupid that really hurts me, then just tiptoes around until he thinks I'm over my little snit. He never asks me what's wrong or why I'm sad/upset. He just ignores the elephant in the room until he thinks it goes away.
I don't know if I'm being over emotional because of the recent full moon, or if I'm just massively PMSing because my period is due next week. Whatever the case, I'm in a mood and throwing myself a bit of a pity party now.
Honestly though, how do you single moms find your balance between working/providing for your kids, and BEING there for your kids?
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:05 PM on Sep. 21, 2013
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Answer by wendythewriter at 7:38 PM on Sep. 21, 2013
Next question overall
Do you try to make your dh feel bad bc he made you feel bad?