Growing up, my Dad wasn’t around much. My Mom raised me alone and looking back I can see the struggles she went through even more clearly now that I have a child of my own. Sometimes it can feel tough even with help from my wife, I can’t possibly comprehend what single Moms and single Dads go through on a daily basis.
Going back to my Mom raising me as a single parent, I can’t imagine how life would have been any different with my Dad in the picture to be honest. In fact, I think life was probably better being just my Mom and I. Fathers that are abusive, or cause mental harm have no place in the same home as a loving mother. Unfortunately things aren’t always that cut and dry for everyone. Sometimes Moms hput up with horrible Fathers in the home simply because they feel helpless, or feel that leaving isn’t an option from a financial standpoint. Everyone has to make their own decisions.
Now that I am an adult and look at all the hard work my mom put into playing the role of both a Mom and a Dad for me, I appreciate her more. I think life was just fine without my Dad in the picture, and I think that in some cases Single parents get along just fine without more difficulty from a bad spouse in their life. Fortunately, my wife and I have a good relationship, and we are both on the same page with raising our daughter, so this is a fresh opportunity we can now offer that neither she nor I had to raise our little girl with two loving parents in the home.