Struggles Faced by Single Parents

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What are some of the struggles faced by single parents?

Struggles Faced by Single Parents

One of the most difficult things a single parent can struggle with is having to do everything by themselves with no one else to blame if it does not get done. They quickly learn that if something has to be done, they are the one that has to do it. Even if you have developed a network of friends with which each helps each other, you may find there are some jobs to be done that no one is capable of or has time to do. Example, earlier this year, I learned how to repair a crack in my basement wall that leaked every time it rained and caused a mess. When no one was available or willing to fix it, I sought advice from others on what needed to be done, went to the local hardware store, talked with them and bought the necessary supplies and fixed it myself. Accepting and learning from challenges is part of a growing and developing process that we never outgrow. The day we stop learning is the day we begin to die.

   

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10/25/2006 7:03:40 AM
alor ruth said:

the tip is okay but i would like to say that in my country, ghana, the most difficult thing for almost all single parents is in the financial or monetary terms


2/6/2009 12:05:23 PM
amanda said:

my husband left me and i had 2 shovel our mile long drive way(covered in thick ice and snow) while i was 6mths pregnant with our fourth child. i had never even picked up a shovel before and had no idea how to go about it.i ended up breaking down in tears and sat in the snow,till i finally manged to get up and get it shoveled.from that day on i realized i didn't need a man in my life.




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