I’ve been technically single – not married or in a de facto relationship – for eight years. When people express their concern or confusion about this, I tell them that the problem must be that I’m bad in bed.
Lol lol lol. As if that could possibly be true.
The fact of the matter is, I am the only adult in my house and I love it.
I’m not a widow. I’m divorced, and I’m the one who did the leaving. This is how I want my life, so why do some people have an issue with it? Why does it make them so uncomfortable?
Why do they tell me that they feel sorry for me because I’m “alone”? That my life is much harder than theirs because I’m not married?
When I left my ex, his other ex-called me and warned, “Being a single parent is hard.”
I told her, “It can’t possibly be as hard as that marriage.” And it never has been.
Don’t get me wrong – being a sole parent, in a single-income home, which is what I am, as I don’t share custody, is hard work. I can’t emphasise that enough.
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But – and this is a big but – I don’t know any co-parenting parent, or married parent, who doesn’t find that parenthood is bloody hard work. We all have our issues, and our crosses to bear. That’s life.