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It’s hard enough being a parent, but being a single parent is 10 times harder. You’ve got to play both mom and dad, support your family on one income, and make all decisions by yourself.

 

For many, being a single mother can be a pretty lonely place. Loneliness is one of the most common emotions shared by single moms, especially following a breakup, as we struggle to rebuild socially and emotionally.

 

It’s hard not to feel isolated when you sense that your coupled friends are busy. You may even start blaming yourself for your circumstances. But there’s reason to be hopeful.

  1. You are not alone. There are tons of single moms out there experiencing the same thing.
  2. The loneliness you feel has nothing to do with your relationship status. It is an indication that you may need to learn to rely on loving yourself more, instead of looking for a mate/relationship to fill that void.
  3. Being on your own provides you with a wonderful opportunity to explore what the single life has to offer you–freedom, independence, quality time with your children, and a change for personal growth.

 

Remember, you don’t have to do this all by yourself. There are great support systems out there for women just like you.

 

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