Hello to everyone. I am very new to this site/group as I have just become a single mom to my 10 month old as of last night.
The long and short of it is that I was only dating my sons father for a short time before I got pregnant. I have no regrets, I love my son more than anything. Since we did not know each other very well, I figured out we were incompatible while I was pregnant. But I tried to make it work for the benefit of my baby. The last year has been nothing but arguments, very dramatic ones. He sought sex with anonymous women on the internet, though claims he did not go through with it. I forgave but it only added to the stress of everything.
The past couple of months have been especially strained since he decided to go back to work (he was a stay at home dad) and has been dealing with the stress and exhaustion of it all. He does not handle stress well and proceeded to take it out on me. Meanwhile, I am dealing with my own new set of issues as figuring out how to pay for daycare (I take care of all the other bills as well) as well as shuffling my son back and forth is not easy. We have been arguing since Sunday and he just wouldn't stop. He decided to leave last night and I cared for my son on my own for the remainder of the night and then got him up early this morning so we can get ready for daycare and work.
How am I going to do this? I am so terrified of the unknown. My son has always been a fussy baby and at 10 months old, he still does not sleep well. I am stressed from work and lack of money. There is never enough time in the day. I could really use some words of encouragement.