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Single Moms - Doesn't it make you upset when you hear about a family that has a mom and dad that works and have one kid, who are having trouble finacially and you are doing better than they are with only one income?

This bothers me bad. I am a single mom who used to work with this lady, her and husband both worked at the same place as I did, the same apartments and they would always complain about being broke... they had a son who was a little bit older than mine.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:15 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • That is an instance, not a generalization, both DH and I work and are having a hard time making ends meet! I think you have to take each story in general, not as a whole, should a single mom doctor have the right to complain as much as a couple who work at Wal-mart? Hard times are hard times, single, married, or living together!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 1:18 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I agree with PP. Sometimes you may not know the whole story.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:19 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I also agree. You don't know their circumstances. They might have more bills or whatever. It really shouldn't bother you. You should be happy.
    Jguevara

    Answer by Jguevara at 1:22 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • you're probally on some kind of pa where they can't be b/c of 2 incomes
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • in most cases single moms get some sort of assistance that working couples dont get .we pay EVERYTHING out of our own pocket..medical bills food rent utilities ect
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • You should shut up and be grateful you don't have as many bills or expenses as they do. Like TWO car payments and FAMILY plan insurance coverage.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • OP here - you are all right... I shouldn't judge but I guess that's how we all our... someone makes everyone look bad and we put everyone who fits that description into one catergory.

    Actually, they drink and do drugs I think and that is why they are broke. She would smoke other peoples cigarettes that she found in random astrays... that's how broke they are.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • OP HERE - ANON : 27 Um... I OWN A CAR AND I AM BUYING ANOTHER... THEIR CAR IS OLD AND MOSTLY LIKELY PAID OFF.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • ANON that was uncalled for...... but I was a single mom, and now I'm a married one, I had one kid now I have 2.... We have 2 incomes, and we are also on PA....we still have a hard time... and we don't spend our money on anything but the bare necessities. I have one credit card that I used to pay some medical bills, we used our income tax check to pay off my car, and my husband still owes on his, we've only been married for a year...It's no easier now than it was being single, cuz now I have 2 extra mouths to feed, clothe, diaper (in one case), and put a roof over.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • No it doesn't make me upset, it makes me grateful that I can pay my bills. Do you mean upset FOR them or WITH them?I might feel bad for them that they can hardly get by but I wouldn't be upset WITH them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

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