When I was a teenager, I thought I would grow up, get married, have lots of kids and live happily ever after. Naive I know, but there is still that hope to find a true love.
Having been separated from my daughters father for near 7 years, I have tried living with one guy, dated a few and never made it to anything healthy and rewarding. For me, this is very frustrating.
Dont get me wrong, I am attractive, have a boyfriend and am a good person. The problem I face is the guys I meet do not want to take on the `package.' They do not want to get involved with the emotional side and the support that I need in order to maintain myself in order to be a good parent. It seems easier for them to give up and walk away, because at the end of the day they cannot respect my needs and feel I cannot give in to theirs.
I have tried to meet people through social organisations but do not seem to meet people like myself. The question I want to ask, how do single, responsible and self assured parents go on to find a true love and acquire the love and respect they deserve?
4 weeks ago I had an IUD inserted. After perusing contreaceptive methods at hand, I decided an IUD was the way to go. No pills, injections etc that gave me headaches or made me gain weight, just something besides abstinence that stopped me getting pregnant. Welcome to the rollercoaster.
The actual proceedure was as close to child birth as I can ever recall. I had to lie down for half an hour afterwards as I did not know if I would faint, vomit or just try and jump out of my own body. The pain and cramps that persisted over the next two to three weeks and now the depression I have been in for the last week, well I dont know.
All I know is I feel like shit but am hoping all pans out and my hormones go back to normal or I swear, I will give up sex or most likely ask for tube tying. It just doesnt seem worth holding onto my fertility for this.
As a single mum, I don't get to many outlets. Work, child, housework, trying to make ends meet, that's my life. Social invitations come but lack of funds, mostly have to let them go. Got to keep my priorities right. Imagine my excitement then when pay day arrives and I can afford a few drinks and just let all my worries become `whatever.'
Having been on my own for over 6 years, I have met and experienced many alcohol fused experiences both with myself and friends/family. So how do you know when drinking becomes a problem
I was stunned this week to read of a single mum in the UK who deliberately tricked her doctors into thinking her son was wheel chair bound.
Her son, now 11, was kept in a wheel chair for 5 years with the mother telling doctors he suffered fits, could not walk and needed medication.
The doctors only learned of the truth when the mother accidently overdosed his medicine
Today I embarked on my mission to get my daughter decked out for winter in warm but funky clothes for winter. I jumped on ebay and found a couple of listings of which she approved of and placed them on watch, noting the finishing times.
We went about doing our regular shopping, stopping at Kmart and Target along the way, but I couldn't justify the price and with only $60 max. to spare this week, I felt hopeful about our ebay sightings
My youngest sister is 21. She has 2 children aged 2yo and 6 months. We had a falling out nearly 12 months ago, she has taken out a protection order against me (in Qld).
Her boyfriend came to stay with me. The purpose, he was to get a much needed job. I promised him he would have a job within the week, he had one within 3 days. Cut a long story short, he was not capable of holding a job. He did not want to get up every morning (I got him up and had work myself combined with a school aged child) and he did not want to take orders. He quit 3 jobs within 1 month and tried to blame everyone else