Laura - posted on 05/28/2010 ( 56 moms have responded )
I'm going to be a single parent soon, and I'm terrified and confident all at the same time. My relationship with my husband isn't working out, and needless to say this will be the outcome. He's still going to be very involved with our son's life, I just feel terrible in more than one way. This isn't what I wanted for our son, I wanted us to be the disgustingly happy family you see on t.v. Someone commented to me from another post about this topic and they said "why would you want to do that to your son?" I'm sorry but nobody WANTS this for your children, if anything I've stayed for a year trying to figure out what my deal is, how to fix it, how to make me feel the same way about my husband now as I did when we first got together. It's just not gonna happen, but my point for writing this is; is there a silver lining when you're a single parent? I know it's hard, well at least I've seen from other people that it's hard. But, where's the good? I know that raising your child is obviously good and any mother would want what's best for her kids, but what makes you confident and strong being a single parent? What makes you capable of caring for your child alone? I need positive reinforcements, I already know all the negative that comes along with raising someone alone, (well again his dad will still be there for him and also a big part of his life), I just wanted some optimism for my decision because I'm so scared it's not even funny.