Unemployed newly single mom who feels the brick caved in...

Jocelyn - posted on 06/05/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I am not even sure where it went wrong or whether it was wrong all along and I was so wrapped up. I was with Liv's dad for 3 1/2 years before I had it. She was 18 months when he left and we broke up shortly after.

I felt relieved that he was gone and I enjoyed knowing he wasn't going to be around. He was a selfish person with his own pursuit of self fulfillment and I was the invisible house slave. I felt head strong and ready.

It's been 7months and I feel like I don't know where to even start. I can't land a real job. I have searched but I don't know what more to do. It is very frustrating when I have searched through the Internet submitted resumes and still nothing. I hate whe people say well go in person. I dont have the luxury of babysitters at the push of a button and family is far and busy, so I become discouraged.

I know it's not impossible but please if there is anyone who can give me advice about what i can do. I don't want to go back to him or anyone. I want to do this for her alone. But. I don't know what to do.

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Renee - posted on 06/27/2012

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I've been in your shoes... It's a tough mountain to climb but the peace of mind, happiness you and your child already have (even though it doesn't seem like it) is well worth the mountain you are climbing.

I sucked up my pride and got government assistance, it was for 6 months until I landed a permanent job. You HAVE to do what you HAVE to do...Just put a quiet ear to those poeple (including family) who say that only lazy people take government assistance. Your case and my case, 6 years ago, are the perfect examples of why the system is there. It's not a permanent thing, it's just something to help you to get on your feet.

stay focused...let yourself cry into your pillow...be confident in your decision

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