I have a couple friends on that constantly do nothing but pull the "poor me" card.
They are both single parents and all they do is complain about how hard it is to be so lonely and do it on their own. It wouldn't be a big deal if they were actually being proactive about solving their issues (Finding support groups for single parents, as I have suggested, actually getting out and hanging out with supportive friends..etc) but all I see them talk about on facebook and real life is "I need a man..its not fair...I am lonely...I am alone and no one understands my struggles...its not fair he left me to raise these kids alone..."
One is convinced all her problems will be solved if she finds a man and the other is lonely, but refuses to date or even have a social life.
It hurts my feelings that I say over and over that I support them, I will watch thier kids so they can go have fun, my husband will watch all our kids so the two of us can go have a "girl day", etc and all they say is, "My kids are too busy, I wouldn't want to do that to you.." or "I don't have time for a social life, these kids keep me too busy..." or "I know you support me, but I am still lonely.." and the one that hurts me the most,"You have a husband, you don't know what it's like."
Mind you, I was a single mom for MANY years before I met my husband.
I am sure I will get attacked, but I just wish I could get through to them that having a man will not solve all their loneliness and they HAVE support if they would just take it.