First time expecting, clueless & single

Ashley_taylor2006 - posted on 10/13/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm 22 weeks pregnant for the first time. When I was 9 weeks pregnant, I lost my job & had to "depend" on my boyfriend. As my belly grew, so did his selfishness. We ultimately ended up screaming and fighting so badly, that I decided to move back in with my parents in a new state.

Moving back in with my parents is weird, I found a full-time job within a week, so I'm pretty busy. However, I landed in a weird hostile situation where my stepmother hates my grandmother (Her mother-in-law) and the new "suggestion" for me is to not "talk to anyone about my situation". It kindve sucks because I just became a single mother--so I literally have no one to talk to about relationships, let alone what the hell is going on with my body. Sometimes, I come home after a 12-hour shift, and just cry myself to sleep. It seems like everyone is so submerged in their lives that no one stops to ask if I'm really "okay".

I'm looking for a group of friends to just share advice from time-to-time. My support system is nonexsistent. I just want to know that I'm not alone.

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Loves2readYA - posted on 10/17/2016

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You are NOT alone! It may feel like it sometimes, but you're definitely not alone. So many women are in a similar situation. I'm impressed by how bravely you handled the situation with your boyfriend. That must've been difficult.

Is there a local church you can connect with? My church has so many small groups--including one for single moms. Something like that would be great, because you could all support each other. Another thing to try is going on to optionline.org. That's a good site for connecting with resources in your area.

It sounds like you need a major dose of encouragement. I'd suggest listening to some good podcasts that offer inspiration--something like the Joel Osteen app. It's free and is definitely inspirational! Think of it this way--you can be the hero of your own story. Your child will look to you for strength and guidance, and having gone through a tough situation will make you even more prepared.

I'm curious as to why you're expected to "keep your situation to yourself." You need support! Reach out!

Praying for you and your little one...

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