Single Parenting Is One of the Hardest Things I Have Ever Done

Will it ever seem easy?

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Single parenting is one of the hardest things I have ever done

I didn’t realize how difficult it was to be a single parent until I became one. I thought I was doing most of the parenting already so what would make it more difficult. I now laugh at my blissful ignorance.

Single parenting is not just about taking care of the kids. It’s about providing for all of their needs while fighting the guilt of not spending as much time with them as you would like. It’s all of the pressure you feel to get it right and not screw up your kids even more than not growing up in a two-parent household.

This weight can crush you. There are many days I just want to give up when everything seems too hard.

I worry about our future and if I will ever make it past basic survival.

We have to let go.

We can’t do everything, we don’t have all the answers, and we can’t make everything happen.

We don’t know what the future holds nor can we control it. Who knows what may happen tomorrow that makes all our stress and worry pointless.



Julia Freeman, Trauma Recovery Coach

I believe survivors of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence deserve to live in freedom and peace.