Ashley - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )
Just wanted to vent a little. I am a 23 year old single mother. My son's father left us in August, he choose drugs and partying over me and my son. It was hard in the begninng, I was strugling with the situation I was faced with but also with my still strong feelings for him. Evetually, I came to realize that he was not going to change for my or our son. So now we are living with my mother. He doesn't see our son too often, maybe 2 times a month. Luckily, my son is only 20 months old and doesn't notice that Daddy isn't around. Its hard doing this all by myself, not being able to do things people my age do, no time for myself and learning to be my own peson again without him.
I try very hard to be a good mother, but am still scared shitless that I don't do enough. I'm just really trying to adjust to this whole thing, not geting to depressed, and trying to be the best mom i can be in the process. I found this site yesterday and am so happy to see that there are other women in my situation, or were and aer doing great by themselves with their children. You all give me hope!