Single mother issues

Clareesa - posted on 04/08/2014 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I'm 22 and have a son. I've been a single mother since he was born. His father has been in and out of his life for as long as I can remember. How ever lately he hasn't been around at all. I struggle a lot and I'm constantly stressed. Me and my son live alone in a small studio apartment until I can get something better. I work at a salon part time and also as a Cna part time. I'm barley making ends meet. I find my self very depressed and feeling like I wanna give up, but I know I can't because I'm all my son has. I have very little family just my parents and my younger brother. But at times I can't depend on them as a support system because they aren't always sufficient when I need them. I recently was In a car accident and lost my vehicle so now I have no transportation. I'm extremely frustrated and feel like I have no where to turn to for support.its hard trying to go to work when you have no transportation and still have to find away for your child to get to school. Public transportation isn't an option on because I'd be late to work every single day.. I really feel like giving up on everything. I even thought about suicide just so I won't have to deal with every thing I'm going through now. I'm overwhelmed with my life right now and I feel like things can't get any worse than what they are now. Some one help.

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Jodi - posted on 04/09/2014

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Sorry, that is shit. More than I get, but still shit ;)

Shawnn has given some good advice. Hang in there, it does get easier.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/09/2014

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Personally, I'd request a review of orders, to start.

Look for groups that will allow you to interact with other moms/kids. This will help give you a source of childcare exchange for when you need a little me time. I understand things are rough right now, but sometimes you need to adjust to your situation so that your situation can be altered to work for you. (public transport, for example...maybe you need to adjust your schedule to catch an earlier bus in order to get kiddo to school and you to work on time)

Start small, work up. Things will smooth out, but it will take effort.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/09/2014

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Is that his court ordered support? Do you have court orders? If not, get some.

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