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Why can men walk away from their responsibility?

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I feel like a little kid saying this, but it is not fair. Here I am 33 y/o, a single parent of two and currently pregnant. My children are 13 and 9, and quite honestly this current pregnancy came as a surprise-- as I can admit that it has been a really long time since I have trusted a man. I have been in some horrible and abusive relationships, therefore I never wanted another child without being married. I have struggled to put myself through school, and I had finally accomplished the good job, the dream house, and the dog! Well, I fell in love with this man about 2 years ago, and at first everything was great; but when I became pregnant my life has turned completely upside down. I feel as if we both hold some accountability in regard to the finances (medical bills and purchasing items for the baby); but he has simply walked away. I am so hurt, frustrated, and devestated, as I don't qualify for any type of assistance and I don't want to sacrafice the quality of life that my children are accustomed to living-- I am either going to have to sell my dream house, drop out of my master's program, or pick up a third job while I am 20 weeks pregnant in order to maintain. Just venting, thanks for listening.
by on Nov. 23, 2007 at 9:11 PM
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phil432
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 2:26 PM
Once beaten twice shy, after my ex left us (2 kids) 2 yrs ago, I have come to the conclusion that I am done with having more kids no matter how handsome the next Mr right is!
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phil432
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 2:58 PM
It does happen though :)


Quoting Barblicious:


The original post of this thread was in 2007. 5 years ago.



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