I'm 46 yrs old, I'm overweight, I work F/T, & I have 1 child (she's 5 1/2). I'm the financial provider for my daughter.My husband pays the rent and I pay for everything else, include daycare, afterschool and so on.My husband and I don't share our salaries, he pays his bills and I pay mine.My relationship with my husband has been up and down, but lately up.I'm yawning for another child. I had my daughter at age 40, with no complications.I just had a physical in June and came out with flying colors.I understand the risks for my age & weight. I mentioned to a friend and she gave me all the down sides to having a another child, not so much about health, but about the relationship with my husband. Never helping out financially, always at work and never around to help raise his daughter.I know I will have to make a list of pros & cons and speak with my doctor.Any other advice will help. Should I consider becoming a foster parent?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Answer by bebita at 4:36 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
Do you want to bring another child into a situation where they won't have two parents? I'm not saying that children raised by single parents don't grow up just fine but do you really think it's fair to bring another child into the home to be neglected by a father figure? Is it fair to the child you have now to spread your time even more thin? Please think long and hard about your decision. It's bad enough that he's neglecting the daughter that you two have together. You'll soon learn that regardless of what you do or give to your daughter she will always long for her father's attention. If she doesn't get it, she will always go looking for male attention and base her self worth on how she's treated by men. She might even end up falling for a guy that neglects her because that's what she's used to.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 4:49 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
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