Well for starters my mother is a single parent taking care of 3 kids. My dad decided to stop supporting us and abandoned us. We recently got food stamps and I'm embarrassed everytime we go to the grocery store. I used to get bullied and I would over hear kids talking about how they don't have food stamps because their parents have good jobs to provide for them. I already live in one of the baddest neighborhood in my town and now I have food stamps and a father that abandoned me. 😐 my best friend said that I'm lucky to have food stamps but I just feel really embarrassed.
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You are in a situation where the only other option is going without food - thus, you're the people that the food stamp program was designed for. Hopefully this situation will be temporary, but I would go ahead and accept it (you don't have to tell anyone) as being necessary for your survival.
The other lesson is: relationships, especially when children are involved, are a lot of work, and require you to CHOOSE WISELY. The single most important thing is BROAD COMPATIBILITY between the two people. Clearly your mother didn't choose wisely, and now all of you have to suffer as a result (and your dad is a jerk for not helping to provide for you, no matter how he feels about your mom). Please do your very best to learn from that lesson (and pay close attention to the choices your friends make, and the results), and don't repeat the cycle - and know that repeating the cycle is exactly what you'll instinctually try to do, so watch out for that.1