MJ - posted on 08/20/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )
I'm new to this site and here because I figured there has to be (at least I hope) someone who has been through what I'm going through and can offer some advice, encouragement, insight, anything really. :)
I am in school almost fulltime (3/4), I work about 35 hours a week and have 2 daughters, 14 and 12 that I'm raising on my own. Their dad sees them a couple times a year, but lives out of state and does little to help. I managed to take him to court and have his wages garnished a couple years back so that has been helpful, but sometimes I feel like I am going to just drop dead one day because it's just too much.
I guess I'm looking for hope. Hope that there have been others that have gone through this and that I too can make it. I have to be in school because I know that's the only way to provide a better life for my daughters and myself. I do take out school loans to help subsidize my income, and I try to ignore the fact that I will graduate with a lot of student loan debt. I'm 32, didn't have a great example of a mom to teach me how to be a good mother, but I do know that I give my heart and soul to my girls and they are number one to me.
Has anyone else been through this?
Feeling lost, lonely, sad and overwhelmed tonight.