Rachael - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 61 moms have responded )
One of my best friends has always joked that if she wasn't married with a kid by 35 she was going to have a baby on her own. Since she is a wonderful . beautiful girl I never really worried tha she wouldn't find somebody, so I never really said anything.
Well, she is now 35 and as luck would have it, single with no prospects. She is doing research on sperm donors and actually serious about doing this.
I am so torn here. I think it is very wrong for single woman to have children on their own. Now before you all attack me, I am not against single mothers that were forced into that situation. I was raised by a single mother because my dad decided he was gay after having 4 kids. And I know that there are plenty of wonderful single mothers out there that work hard to raise their children up right. What I struggle with is woman that do it on their own because they just want to have kids.
I don't want lose her friendship, but I am really struggleing with supporting her decision. I have tried to indirectly discourage her by making comments about how hard it is and how I could never do it without my husband. Unfortuanatly she doesn't seem to hear me.
Not sure what to do or say to her...any advice?