Essay on Social Hardships of Single Mothers

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Single parenthood culture seems appealing to many married people. However, married individuals are forced to battle with elements like faithfulness and life-long commitment to one individual, which may be boring in some cases. However, single parents, especially single mothers encounter serious challenges related to parenting. Single parenting is a succession of constant mental torture because of ineptness, self-scrutiny, and remorse. At some point, single parents will often encounter serious psychological problems some graduating to stress and eventual depression. Again, there are far-reaching problems that force single mothers to a set of economic or social hardships. Social hardships are evident as address in this research. …show more content…
Further to the studies, attention has been directed towards examining the income level and other factors revolving around the quality of lives of single mothers.
Dickey et al (22) presents statistical information that compares the quality of lives between a single mother and that of a standard family (father and mother actively involved). In the US, single mothers are often poorer compared to single fathers and considerably poorer than average families (Dickey et al, 22). According to the 2002 national census, a significant proportionate of 80 percent of single parents ‘who are poor’ are women. Poverty, money or lack of it, is a source of many social and economic problems. R has sought to examine that social support for a single parent may also be categorically lacking. These opinions are supported by a public wide cry of literature content from agitators like Langston Hughes, who through a poem, expresses the devastation of being a single mother (Pattnaik 167). After reading the Mother to Son Poem, one will not fail to notice the anger of the mother in trying to present the problems associated with single motherhood. Primarily, the mother tries to encourage the son to pursue his life broadly. This is the only means that she will get satisfaction. Deeper in the poem, the desperate tone in the mother's voice is evident. While it is common knowledge

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