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Decisions—learning how to make them on your own.
Many single parents have never been totally responsible for making decisions. Earlier decisions were made by their parents and later by their spouse. Now its time to do it on your own and it can be scary. Just relax and realize that most decisions are not monumental and in many instances, the decision can be modified or reversed if needed. Some decisions such as whether or not to jump off a bridge can't be reversed once you decide to take a leap, but that is a decision I pray you will NEVER make. So what if Johnny misses an outing or Suzy can't attend dance classes. While those issues are important to them, in the long run, it doesn't really matter. What does matter is that you take control of your life and provide as much good guidance as you can to your children. Your future and theirs depends upon it.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|