‘I’m fed up of my married friends saying they feel like single mothers – they have no idea’

A single mother was “traumatized” after discussing the challenges of single parenting with her married friends – only to have them tell her they “feel like old men”. single parents”

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One frustrated mother says she’s fed up with her married friends for saying they feel the same way. single parent.

The unnamed woman took to Mumsnet to express her frustration after discussing some of the challenges facing single motherhood.

Even though the two are married, her friends responded by saying that “they feel like single moms and dads”.

“This hurts me for a couple of reasons. I asked one of them what he had planned for the rest of the day, and they said my husband would be home soon so we would relax together. ,” reading post.

“When I asked them how they felt about the energy price increase, they both laughed and said I leave it to my husband.

The mum was shocked after her married friends said they felt the same way as single moms and dads


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“In the middle of the night when their child is sick, other parents are there to help decide what to do. They have someone there to lean on, sometimes just having another adult at home eases the feeling of responsibility. That heavy duty.”

User Angusthongs, who wrote the post, received huge support from fellow moms.

“I’m not a single parent but I understand what you’re saying,” one user wrote. “Being a single parent without financial, emotional, mental, physical, etc. support is not the same as being in a relationship. Even when someone’s partner isn’t really supportive. , they still have some company and someone to help in an emergency.”

Another added: “No, you’re not being unreasonable, I can’t stand it either. My daughter’s father never met her because he changed his mind about her when I was pregnant. I have no family here, only me, for everything.

“A woman I’m no longer friends with (for a variety of reasons, not just this!) told me she knows exactly how I feel because her husband doesn’t come home until halfway through. month. Without love, you don’t”.

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