User - posted on 06/13/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am a single mom of an almost 11 year old boy..... Father is an "at convenience" at best. who lives 300 miles away and does not help financially at all. I am working 1 full time and 1 part time job both are a 90 min commute one way. Closest family is on the opposite coast no close friends within a 2 state radius.
First issue - Recently my son has started challenging my authority and let me tell you I have no idea how to handle this at all. I NEVER EVER thought I would have this issue with my boy. Its like he has no respect for me or what i say at all........ like over night he just decided he doesn't have to listen.
Second Issue - Financial Disaster..... Fist let me start with I make $400.00 a year over the limit to be eligible for any assistance program out there After scraping everything to cover rent, electric, phone/internet(only basic service - No bells or whistles), auto-payment/insurance/gas, minimal groceries (not enough for even the month) I am going in the whole every month. Now Summer is here and I have no idea what I will do to keep my son occupied.
It is all just building and building for over 10 years and i am so burned out that I feel like I just cannot do it another day..... how do single moms do this. I feel like I have no control and it is all starting to give way. I just don't know how to make it continue from here. I cannot answer my phone because all the bill collectors, my son needs new clothes let alone some type of camp or care for the summer. He wont help around the house or anything and I am tired of basically fighting with him most of the time......
Can someone out there help me pull my head up so I can just breath some air and figure this out..... Please....