I'm not a single mom, but I hold the responsibilities of one.

Kirsten - posted on 10/26/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter is almost a year old and I have the only hep of the bills being paid. BF was very distraught when I first told him I was pregnant, we didn't move in together until almost 6 months preggers. His work schedule is very daunting and I honestly don't ask much, but for him to watch her and make sure she's safe while I do something. I honestly feel stuck where I'm at for the fact that all the money comes from him, and when I did have a job it barely went into my own pocket. I understand it's hard to be a single mom, but honestly I'm doing the work already. Please someone give me some direction.


Raye - posted on 10/27/2015




It seems as though you're looking for permission to leave? If you want things to work out with this man, then you need to talk to him and let him know you need more involvement. Don't blame and attack him with "you don't so this", "you don't do that". Let him know how you're feeling... "I feel frustrated when I have to watch the baby all the time and don't have time to myself to unwind", "_____ is really important to me, but I'm unable to do that because the baby takes so much time and energy", "I would really appreciate it if you could watch the baby for 30/60 minutes while I ____."

If you're past wanting things to work out, then make a plan to move out. Go to court for child support, so the father is still contributing to his child. Go to court for custody and set up visitation for the father should he choose to want to see his daughter. Then move on with your life.

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