Young single mom. How to cope with being alone?

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So, I'm 22. my daughter is 20 months and I have been single since the birth of my daughter.. I'm pretty busy with college full time and working part time, dating is an absolute nightmare and extremely stressful. It's always a let down, and I wind up getting hurt and feel like crap. I can't help but feel extremely isolated and alone. Any tips on how to cope? It's really getting to me lately.

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Lisa - posted on 09/07/2013

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Ok. Misunderstood your post. You are already away from your child a lot with school and work. Well, in a way, my advice would be similar: A church will offer you a community, an extended family for your daughter, and a better quality of men (with whom I would stick to friendship for a while and not let yourself get emotionally involved). And no, I don't belong to a "conventional" religion but I have been involved with other clubs and things at neighborhood churches and have been very impressed with the way that everyone is welcomed and cared for. And it sounds as if you could really use some people caring for you who do not want, or expect, anything in return.

Lisa - posted on 09/07/2013

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I am not a person who believes that organized religion is the solution for all issues. That being said, my first recommendation to you is going to be to join a church. If you are home with your child all of the time, join one that has a nursery you feel comfortable with and begin to leave your child (may have to start with a few minutes at a time) while you attend the service. Even if you are not agreeing with everything you hear, the time for you to sit alone and think and the experience your child gets from interacting with others will be valuable.

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