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User Topic: As a Single Parent
♀ 38378
Member # 38378
Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, November 27th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What I wish for the most, is...

Money is the obvious one, so I will say more...

1.) More hands;

2.) More types of drive thru's for younger, sleeping kids to not have to get out of the car;

3.) More time

4.) That dd did not know or spend time with Fatty B. Ugg.

What do you wish for?

Ashland 13

A person is a person, no matter how small. -Dr. Suess

Perserverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages.

-George Washington

Henry Ford invented cars to pick uo girls. Damon Wayne

Posts: 2663 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: New England
♀ 20082
Member # 20082
Default  Posted: 12:32 PM, November 27th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm not a single parent just yet, but I have been (before I met WH, and after Dday 2) and certainly more money...but also a little more understanding, because it feels like other people put the blame on me for being the only parent, when nothing could be further from the truth...but mostly, more time. I wish WH had given DD the gift of being a decent father longer. Instead, he's giving her the gift of "daddy issues."

Me: 33 STBXH: 34 DD: 8
D Day (EA): 6-19-08
D Day #2 (SA): 7-5-10
D Day #3 (EA): 11-8-13
WH moved out: 11-18-13
Moved BACK IN (because the lawyer told him to): 11/29/13.
Filed for Divorce: 12-9-13
In house, fun, fun.

Posts: 474 | Registered: Jul 2008 | From: AL
♀ 33882
Member # 33882
Default  Posted: 12:36 PM, November 27th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I wish I could just relax for a little while. I always feel on edge.

I also wish I did not have to spend so much freaking time in the car, shuttling little ones back and forth.

More money would be lovely too.

me (BS)
him (NPD Ex)
2 dds
DDay 10/7/11

Divorced 1/17/2013

"Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend, freedom is."

Posts: 2740 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: MA
♀ 24534
Member # 24534
Default  Posted: 12:36 PM, November 27th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

As a single parent:

- more time
- money money (of course)
- some appreciation from my family of how difficult it is at times being a single parent.
- a day off, just for me, no driving around to sports or appointments, no responsiblities, just a day to myself. I only need one day to DO you think Adam Levine would be willing to be my slave for that day...probably not
-and my big one ---- the world to see who the real parent is and who the disney dad is!!

BS (me) 40
WH - 48
Married 12 years
DS - 12
D-day 06/21/09
Separated....hopefully divorcing soon.

Posts: 630 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Canada
♀ 26928
Member # 26928
Default  Posted: 12:40 PM, November 27th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

As a divorced parent (remarried now, but still) of young adults, I wish my kids could see my truth.

They're very hesitant to hurt their dad's feelings, which usually means I get sidelined or they consider his plans (holiday, weekend, etc) first before giving the ok to things I plan with/for them.
In a nutshell, I guess I just wish they could appreciate things from my view.

Me - 43
DD(22), DS(19, PDD-NOS)

WH#2 (SorryinSac)- Killed himself in our home 6 days after being served divorce docs.
XWH #1 - legally married 18yrs. 12+ OW (that I know of).

I edit often for clarity/typos.

Posts: 8131 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Here and There
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