The Importance Of Single Parent Relationships
My mom taught me to never count on anyone, let alone a man to get things done. Growing up without a male figure in our house me and my sister learned how to do things a man would normally do; I know very sexist of me. Our mother expected so much from us it was hard to differentiate our roles from what a woman should do and what a man should do. We learned to do it all. So, growing up I have that same mentality, while I feel that it has given me some good qualities in my past and current relationships I know that I have some bad qualities too. Do I blame my mother for a lot of my disappointments in life, yes I did? As an adult, I look back and realize the blame can only be so much on her and that for me to grow as a person I needed to own up to my own failures and take responsibility for my decisions in my life.
My mother never allowed me to date in high …show more content…
It was the day I also found out I was pregnant with my daughter, my luck right. I had so many emotions running thru my head. Should I still leave? Will I make a good single parent? Then I remembered how hard it was not having a farther figure growing up and I didn’t want that for my daughter, so I stayed. I stayed for eight years becoming this bitter, resentful, hateful person that even I couldn’t stand. It not only affected me but my relationship with my daughter, my family and friends, and workplace. I didn’t like the person I had become. This person who decided to give up her own happiness for her daughter. Then one day I woke up and decided no more feeling like this. I needed to be better for me and my child and so I left. For two years, I fought with myself on if I did the right thing. Did I try everything? Did I put forth the best effort? In the end, I do believe that I gave it everything I