Single Parent Life

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Single mom, 9 yr old daughter. She is a pleasure and a trial, my ball and chain. I am so tired. My life is not bad, good even, but so precarious. Her dad is just not reliable in any way. It all falls to me, that's the way it is, thats the way I ...
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schroedeo 3 MA Jan 19 Jan 19 33 comments
Hello, I'm Janeen. I'm 38 with two girls ages 13 and 9. I've been divorced now since the end of November. My ex-husband is in South Korea teaching English. He went over last August and renewed his contract so he'll be there another year. So, it's ...
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SimplyJaneen 5 WI July 28, 2019 Jul 28, 2019 22 comments
Today was my second pretrial in family court, set for 9 am. I had brought my daughter to preschool and I took a vacation day. I wanted time to process whatever happened in the courtroom. The other parent did not show up and the GAL informs all ...
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MFAtheist 7 OH June 6, 2019 Jun 6, 2019 33 comments
Hello everyone, just wanted to say hi. I am a single mother of a 16 year old boy, a 12 year old girl, and a 10 year old boy.
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LisaL81 7 TX May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019 99 comments
I guess I am new to the party cart. Briefly, husband and I had an altercation that ended in me calling separation. he is sorry and remorseful, yet still crosses boundaries (emotional ones for now). At this time, we have to stay together in the same ...
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Blizzard 7 FL Apr 20, 2019 Apr 20, 2019 00 comments
It's definitely not for everyone, but... If you know what "Pro Se" is, this may interest you. 10 Steps To Filing For Divorce Pro Se Mar 22, 2019 10:00 am Debra Slone Handling a divorce pro se is challenging, especially if you’re not clear...
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camne 7 OH Mar 22, 2019 Mar 22, 2019 11 comment
Hi- I’m new here. My bipolar husband just told me we are divorcing after 24 years and 4 kids! My kids are still young- 10-6 and I have no idea what to do??? Any advice?
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Kornelia 3 NJ Mar 18, 2019 Mar 18, 2019 88 comments
Short version, after a 1:30-4:15 session in court, I expect at most a slap on the wrist... Magistrate will write into order that therapist recommendations be followed (5 years of effort, finally successful)... and a very good chance my ex will be ...
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camne 7 OH Mar 15, 2019 Mar 15, 2019 44 comments
Still trying to process how I feel about the outcome, but... I am divorced. That is good. The Good: - I'm divorced. It's over. - None of the changes go into effect until he has demonstrated that he has a suitable residence. - The division of...
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Minta79 7 OH Mar 8, 2019 Mar 8, 2019 55 comments
So, my ex drops off our son with me last night (for the weekend)... highly symptomatic for an eye infection, no notice or medication. 45 minute drive home, and we go to urgent care. Diagnosed with pink eye (highly contagious bacterial ...
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camne 7 OH Mar 2, 2019 Mar 2, 2019 55 comments
Hearing date is Wednesday. Amended GaL report just came back. Still bullshit. She is anti-homeschool and believes my ex's lies. This kid is my life and I am terrified I'm going to lose him. All because my ex doesn't want to pay child support. Sorry ...
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Minta79 7 OH Mar 1, 2019 Mar 1, 2019 33 comments
Things you have to ask when you have teenage daughters.
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gitcheegummee 6 WI Feb 19, 2019 Feb 19, 2019 11 comment
I'm such a mean mom!?? I found this little book in some old boxes from when the kids were little. (The author is my daughter and she's 10 now) Translation Let me Play. Mom said no! Let me slide. No said mom! Not sure what the last one is ...
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MsAl 7 MI Feb 6, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 22 comments
Hey guys, Sorry it's been awhile. Today was my hearing date. I can't say I'm exactly surprised with how things went. We move forward to pre trial in March. I'd love to hear about some court experience, as I currently have none save for the ...
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MFAtheist 7 OH Jan 23, 2019 Jan 23, 2019 44 comments
I can't get my elementary age kid to eat anything but spaghetti, cheese pizza, hash browns, potato chips, pot roast, grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken noodle soup, strawberry ice cream and the occasional apple and banana. I'm a part-time Dad. ...
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F-IM-Forty 7 MN Jan 22, 2019 Jan 22, 2019 1111 comments
My son got nominated to participate on NYLF Pathways to STEM. [envisionexperience.com] I am so honored and excited. His teachers are always so impressed with his intelligence, but spcially his way to articulate and express his thoughts. He has ...
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Zoohome 7 TX Jan 7, 2019 Jan 7, 2019 22 comments
Hi all! I’m a 41 y/o female from LA, lived in N Cali, Oahu, and Somehow in Tulsa, OK! I’m a happy momma to a wily 3 year old son. Solo parenting, father decided not to participate physically, emotionally or financially, at all. He did however ...
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AprilDawn 3 OK Dec 6, 2018 Dec 6, 2018 55 comments
Divorce trial 3 begins today (same Ex)... should be quite the shit show.....after spending over $250,000 and getting no where I'm going in Pro Se. Wish me luck!
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MauiMike 5 HI Dec 6, 2018 Dec 6, 2018 77 comments
My ex and I get along great. I even watch his new kiddo (my sons half brother) as often as I can. My son has only seen us get along, hang out occasionally, joke, and talk things through. We split when he was 2. He’s 10 now. He knows that I’ll...
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DaphneDarling 7 MN Dec 3, 2018 Dec 3, 2018 11 comment
Hi, everyone. I'd like to take a moment to step out of my usual ranting mode (through no lack of new content, I can assure you) and say, hooray for our group! I never imagined having so many group members and I'm really excited about it. So,...
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MFAtheist 7 OH Dec 3, 2018 Dec 3, 2018 55 comments
So, Thanksgiving has come and gone. This was the first major Holiday in our new life, which is emotional enough and comes with a whole slew of moments such as having to stand my ground on how events will go. Among these moments is a message I ...
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MFAtheist 7 OH Nov 28, 2018 Nov 28, 2018 44 comments
As a single father. I hate that my daughter has NEVER seen me happily in a relationship. People say constantly that I am lucky to have her and I agree but I feel so much more like she deserves a happy Dad. One day maybe
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Thebandman 3 LA Nov 25, 2018 Nov 25, 2018 44 comments
Dropping out of college! After reconnecting wither her therapist yesterday, while being home for the holidays, my daughter has decided not to return to school, and to get a "real job" until rejoining her room mates after graduation. Ad I was just ...
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Zster 8 GA Nov 20, 2018 Nov 20, 2018 11 comment
I've been single for so long that I've forgotten the subtle cues signaling menstration. If there's one thing I understand, it's that I can't really understand. To be honest, I don't really know if it's that or something altogether different. But ...
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Tampabrew 7 FL Nov 17, 2018 Nov 17, 2018 66 comments
I'm truly sorry that I haven't contributed or communicated in a long time, here. I hope that this post will explain my absence. Over the last month or so my situation has become more chaotic concerning my home life and the events surrounding the ...
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MFAtheist 7 OH Nov 14, 2018 Nov 14, 2018 33 comments


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