Alas, transitioning into a more conventional family structure was about to be one of the hardest decisions of my life. I felt friendless. Instead, I turned within. What would it really mean if she started to call him Daddy? When it came to raising my daughter, I could make whatever choices I wanted. Was I prepared to release my grip on that autonomy?
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Reading all the lovely comments has been uplifting on one of my lonely days. I am so sorry to hear that you feel this way Stephanie- my heart broke for you. Sending you absolutely loads of love!
You are doing an amazing job, you really are, and your daughter knows that too x. Although I am not a single parent, I am an Asian immigrant with two kids and no family support whatsoever in Australia. I really enjoyed this. I loved this piece! So brava to Alyssa for doing just that!
Amazing and lovely. Hope this encourages others to tell their stories! There really is some evidence that partnerr who decide to become mothers on their own rather than those who intended to do so partnered, but then find themselves single after they are pregnant or already have children because of a failed relationship, find the experience easier and more joyful. I think it is a matter of expectations.
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By the very definition you are not. My parents started helping with child care but my mom was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Single motherhood was not a choice but this is my hand. Harder than I ever realized.
My hope is this will pass when the Singlf get older. I worry no one would want a tired lady with three kids! Thank you so much for this story, Cup of Jo team!
I am a single mama via foster-adoption, to a beautiful almost-three-year-old worlx. I love being a single mom, and while I pretty much inhale everything Cup of Jo features, it is extra special to see something so familiar to me reflected on your site. Thanks again! You sound like such a loving mom, and almost-three is such a sweet age: Thank you for this essay.
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I hope to hear more from you about your journey! What a beautiful and brave essay. But how wonderful for both her and you to be gifted with so much love. The more loving hands raising a child, the better for everyone! Like the author who is the solo parent of a child but in a relationship? My interpretation is that rather than modify Mom with a descriptor that ties to relationship status, the term kind of embraces that one may identify as a single mom but actually have a partner or coparent or some other arrangement.
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This is probably why the crickets on the Facebook group…along with the difficulty to congratulate what these women on the group are embracing and navigating living without. But on a broader scale, partnfr seems very brave and Single mother looking for world cup partner very mentally-healthy and awesomely-optimistic to look for a new romantic relationship, despite raising a small child.
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So beautiful! I remarried when she was 7, 5 years later, and she approved. But I still long for the days of her and I, on our own. It was the best time, and Ill never forget. I am grateful for my husband. He is a loving dad. Watching hello kitty videos on our computer and eating in my giant bed. Love this. My ex and I split when my daughter was not even 2.
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Thanks for sharing! Life is messy and sequential milestone markers and timelines are outmoded and always a dangerous idea.
Making commitments to another — or to ourselves — need to come on our own terms and in our own time. Thank you for sharing aprtner reaffirming the value of following your own perfectly imperfect path. And I love that we as a community can embrace families like this. This is beautiful! It reminds me of the NYT Modern Love series both for the thoughtfulness about your relationship with your daughter and with S.
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