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Why read something when you PLAN to be offended based on judging the title? I think this is a fabulous post!! I was a married parent, a single parent for 7 yrs and a Navy Wife parent for 12 yrs. My Navy husband was on sea duty the entire 12 yrs so he was rarely ever home. Now my kids are grown and I have grandkids and to this day I have a hard time when married people refer to themselves as single parents. Keep Colesburg IA adult personals the good work.
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Thank you, Susie. I had to teach my daughter at 2 years old what to do in case of an emergency. As a single mom I have always found the term obnoxious, and I do hear it a lot.
I see so many responses here that underline the feelings of isolation and desperation in an unequal partnership. Hi Rebekah, Thanks for your insight — I absolutely agree. This post opened up a few of my friendships so my friends could start communicating about what it was that they were feeling rather than using that term.
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Free and megahardcore not adult check pictures what they love doing it! Great article definitely puts things in perspective. Hi Nicole, Thanks so much for your comment.
I think opening up and being vulnerable — I also used to struggle with asking for help — is something we need to talk about as a society. I think this phrase is getting used more because people are using it to actually express something else in a less direct way — they are afraid to ask for help, to say they feel lonely, etc.
I understand your point of view, and respect your experiences. I have been a married, but separated parent to twin newborns and the married parents of three babies under 3. What a person chooses to call themselves has less to do with you, than it does with their feelings at the moment. Perhaps, they even use the single married parent not to lookiny you, but to give you and themselves, a sense of being on the same team. In the end, 17252 sex women many people have commented here, each with Housewives seeking sex Homeland California 92548 own issues and problems.
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Even though the response on social media to this post has been overly positive, I am starting to cringe every time I see a comment waiting — many people click over with no intention to consider an alternative view point, but really only to give me a piece of their minds and tell me off.
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I felt so drawn to writing about this, even though in all honesty, part of me didn't want to. I've had a few popular posts, but this one has taken on a life of it's own and I hope it gives words to those who need it, and understanding to those who need that, as well. While it has been hard receiving the negativity, I don't regret writing the post and I feel His strength.
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However, I do think that you should not feel obligated to frame your parenting experience based on what makes him happy, though I think your desire to do so speaks to your character and your commitment to a positive co-parenting relationship.
Thank you so much for your kind response and help. I will test the waters with solo-parenting and see how that flies. I really appreciate it.
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