Newly single

Danielle - posted on 02/19/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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So a few weeks ago I was a married mother of one. Now I'm the pregnant mother of one w/a husband in jail and I already filed for divorce. I'm not going to be able to get child support until he's out of jail. This is all so overwhelming, and I'm dealing with it while going through early pregnancy at the same time (he was arrested less than a week after conception). Because of the nature of his crime he's not allowed to have contact with minors (don't worry, as far as we know he hasn't done anything to hurt our daughter). I don't know if I'm really looking for advice, or just seeing if out of these thousands of members maybe there's someone else in a similar situation as me or has been there.

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Jodie - posted on 02/20/2009

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Hey. I was 3 months pregnant when my baby daddy went to jail, but we wernt married so I am not sure if it will be the same for you but after I had my son I told centrelink about the dad and he does not pay child support and I get extra from the government. If you explain the situation I am very sure they will help you out.

Samantha - posted on 02/19/2009

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HEY DOLL THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE YOU WALK ALONE WHEN IT COMES TO BEING A SINGLE MUYM, FRIENDS ARE FEW AND FAMILY ARE NOT ALWAYS AROUND.
I WAS 7MNTHS PREGNANT WHEN I LOST MY HUSBAND, I WAS ONLY 26YRS.
I DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE A PARENT WITH A PARTNER MY FAMILY WILL NEVER BE COMPLETE, BUT WHAT I HAVE LEARNT IS THE STRENGTH I POSSESSED, I HAD TO GROW UP TWICE AS FAST AND FACE A LOT OF SITUATIONS ALONE WHERE AS OTHERS HAD THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF THEIR PARTNERS. BUT YES MY FRIEND I AM STILL WALKING THIS JOURNEY OF LIVE AND AM SURVING AND EVEN RAISING MY KID BETTER THAN KIDS WITH BOTH THEIR PARENTS, SO YES YOU WILL SURVIVE AND BECOME A STRONG INDIVISUAL. GOODLUCK DEAR

Alice - posted on 02/19/2009

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I havent been in your situation...I dont know what to say. I can only tell you that you need support. From family, friends, etc....Its rough being a single parent.! Look after you, your child and your unborn. Rest as much as you can, take one day at a time. It seems this website is very helpful.. log on when you have questions..Everyone seems very supportive here. hope you find what you are looking for!

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