I'm so lonely! I've been a single mom for almost three years and it just does not get any easier, it's probably getting harder, I've had terrible luck dating so much that I'm not even interested but I feel so alone, it's so hard not having help and being told repeatedly how I have to strong for my daughter. It's so hard trying to be a super mom, I have a job, I'm educated and just started a doctoral program, I can afford daycare (barely it is so expensive on one income), but I live alone, my family lives in a small town where there are no jobs and I wouldn't have anything to do (500 population, it is small!! ) I just got out of a relationship and I'm so heartbroken and dealing with that, I just don't know how much longer I can keep this up!
I love my daughter, she's the best little girl ever, and I'm trying to keep it together for her but I can't stop crying at night or when I realize I have no one to help! Any advice from other single moms? Does it ever get better? I don't know what to do anymore.
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It must be really difficult.
I always think it is amazing how single parents manage their work life and family life among other things.
Are there any 'network' you can utilise? Could there be a single parents support group near you? It will be difficult to join another group given you've got enough already on your plate, but I think it can be a good investment of your time, so that you can get the support when you need it.
Being just out of a relationship is also very difficult. The fact that you are going through a lot of difficult things at once worries me about your well being. Beware of depression - you may not be aware, but you might be suffering from it, too. There are a few tests available on the internet, so give them a go and get some professional help, as necessary.
Regardless, you need to take very good care of yourself first. Hope things will improve for you soon.1