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how did you come to be a single parent?

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Just curious to know others story of how they became single mothers.

Me and my childrens father were togeher for four years before it ended. Six months into our relationship I found out I was pregnant with my now three year old daughter , that's when everything started going down hill. I found out he was a serious drunk and pot head who didn't want to grow up and be a father. I tried to look past his bullshit so my daughter could have both parents. We found out june I was pregnant with our second child and that's when everything got even worse and he started getting more violent tword me and my daughter and just four months ago he told me neither of my kids are his and he didn't want to be around anymore. So for the plaster four months I have been a single parent and its one of the best things that could have happened to me and my kids
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 3:23 PM

my x husband left us in Pennsylvania and started a new family with his 22 year old girlfriend..He's 33

by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 4:17 PM
I was with the father 3 years, got pregnant, he cheated, I left and never looked back. He chose to ignore my son.
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by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 4:19 PM
Finally got tired of the lieing and cheating and emotional abuse. I snapped when I found out he took my 12 yr old newphew to meet his whore then threatened him if he told. the next day I packed up mine and Dds things and moved out.
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by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Mine said he was going on a walk. (He went daily) thought nothing of it. After 3 days of no return and scared he was dead in a ditch he TEXTED me and told me he found another girl and wants to help with her kid instead of ds. I left with ds. My parens went back a WEEK later to get my stuff. He had the girl and her kid moved in
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by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Thank you. I appreiate your kind words. Its nice to hear that I am appreciated once in a while. Even when its from a stranger.   :)

Quoting twade26:

He is selfish and you are a great mom and wife to do it all by yourself. His loss because he is the one missing out on his children growing up. I hope they don't grow up and resent him for not being in their lives much. I hope everything works out and he gets it together for your sake. 

Quoting raschwittay:

I am technically not a single mom. I am married but raising my children alone. My "husband" works hundreds of miles away, his choice, hasnt been home in over a year and chooses to take another job FARTHER away and for another year and half. I live in our home and take care of the kids. Because he pays for the bills he thinks he is still is apart in our life. Mind you, he CHOOSES to take jobs farther away.

He has had many good job oppertunities close to home, but it just never works out. He says. Now he wants to go to Canada. There will be reception or internet connection. Sooooo..... IDK whats going to happen. He is just so selfish. 

by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM

My ex and I were together for almost 3 years. I got pregnant just 3 months into our relationship. When I was about 7 months pregnant...the lying started constant lying about everything. Caught him sexting girls....the relationship really went up shit creek when my son was 3 months old he got spinal meningitisand almost died. We were at the hospital for 18 days. That was complete hell...we tried to make it work for a year after that....the lying and cheating never stopped.. Feb of 2011 he convinced me to move from Alaska to California to live with his parents. I did.... it was awful!!! Constant fighting every day all day.I left for good in April of  2011. 3 weeks later he was engaged to some tramp. He bailed for about 3 months moved across the country to be with the tramp didnt really have much to do with our son. He called or texted that was it. Tramp and him broke up he moved back to his parents and we have been sharing custody of our son since dec 2011. Hes not all bad...just extremely immature and selfish...we get along now for the most part. It took me awhile to get used to being a single mom but now its not so bad...My boyfriend and I just broke up so im getting used to being single...again. He  was a douche too..thats a whole other story tho :)

by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 7:56 PM

 I was 16 and 5 months pregnant, he cheated and I left.

by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 10:56 PM

My husband could not stay in his own backyard. He would stay up late at night watching porn, and cheating. I could not take it anymore, so I gave him his walking papers. He had been gone since 2010, but we did not get divorced until last year, because he took forever. Now he is getting remarried and I can't even get a date...smh. I do the best I can for my daughter who is 11 years old.

by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 11:05 PM
My son's father left me twice first when I was pregnant and then a month after he was born. I have been a single mom ever since he has been born. His dad is not in his life nor does he pay child support. I have no clue where he is and have not talked to him in months. It's sad that his life is more important he has no idea what he is missing out on.
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by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 1:10 AM

HI. You are not alone. My husband left me and our three daughters when I was 6 months pregnant with our son. Four babies later he's a druggie bum who never calls to see how the kids are. He won't get a job or help me at all with our kids and is all over town with other girls. I finally filled for a divorce this month. Now I'm starting over all alone with four kids, the youngest is almost 3 months old. Good luck to you. : )

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