He left because he made a sh*tty dad. Any more questions?
By: Eden Strong for YourTango.com
Dear Reason Seekers,
I’m a single mum and you might be shocked to hear that it’s because the father of my children sucks.
Sometimes fathers (or mothers) suck so much that they willingly resign themselves from their parenting status and in their wake, leave a single mother (or father) behind. It happened with the father of my children. He sucked really hard at parenting and that’s pretty much the short answer to a very long story.
I’m a writer (obviously) and have been doing this gig for a little while now. Even after writing countless articles and reading countless comment sections, it always astounds me when I read the comments that are left on some of the articles that I write about being a single mother.
Here's just a few of my favourites:
“She shouldn’t have slept with someone if she wasn’t prepared for the possibility of single motherhood; she has no one to blame but herself.”
“She shouldn’t have had a baby with someone who wasn’t ready.”
“She probably chased her baby’s father away.”
“She’s the one who opened her legs and that was poor planning on her part.”
Sigh. I know enough single mums to tell you that this societal finger pointing doesn't just happen to me because of my job; this finger-pointing runs rampant in our society.