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September 2019 Moms

Pregnant and Alone

My husband and I have been having problems, but shorting after we decided to try to reconcile, I found out I was pregnant. He has now all but given up on reconciliation and we are heading for divorce. Despite the support of family and friends, I feel so alone. I am scared to do this, but I know I can. Has anyone else been a single pregnant mama? How did you handle it? 

Re: Pregnant and Alone

  • @ashbash415 I'm sorry you find yourself in these circumstances and that your husband has given up on trying to make things work.  I'm really glad your have a good IRL support system of family and friends.  I don't have any firsthand advice but I know there are lots of strong single mamas out there who do this every day and I hope some of them can offer you some helpful advice.  I hope you stick around here and that the rest of us can help in any way we can as well  <3

  • blitzybeeblitzybee member
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    I’m really sorry. That’s a tough situation. Sometimes it’s better to do it alone, than be in a toxic relationship. I think it would be great to get a counselor for some support through the ups and downs, and you have this forum with women going through the pregnancy together. 
    klpv415
  • Thanks for the support. I keep telling myself I'd rather have my baby come from a broken home than live in one. I know that our relationship would do more harm than good for the little one if we stayed together. It just doesnt make divorce any easier.
  • Echoing what others have said. Utilize your support system, you don't need his negativity on top of being pregnant. Good luck to you <3
  • I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine how scary this must feel. It sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders knowing that this is the best in the long run. As someone who has watched her parents get a divorce at age 5, it was tough and I wish they had done it sooner. They were miserable, so we all were. Hopefully your little one will know both of you as happy people and only have good memories!
    *TW*
    Me: 31 │ DH: 34 
    Married 8/16/13
    BFP#1 DS 11/13/16
    BFP# 2 MMC dx @ 13w 10/30/18
    BFP# 3 EDD 9/5/19 Please stick little one!!


    blitzybee
  • Thank you for your kind words. I feel better knowing that I am surrounded by support systems--both here and IRL.
    blitzybee
  • @ashbash415 I’m sorry to hear about your troubles. I am also a mother and single. I have 2 bringing in a third. There’s hope as long as you continue to push foward and who’s to say you’ll be a single mother forever.. don’t hold on to that little negative Nancy. Focus on your bean and keep pushing. Someone mentioned a therapist I highly recommend that too! Anytime you need to talk I’m here. Sending lots of love and blessings. 🥰 CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
    septoctkids
  • I was married to a drug addict. I was very alone during pregnancy/labor and I finally kicked him out when my daughter was just a few weeks. Personally, having my daughter just put what was important in perspective. Unfortunately for him, he was no longer the most important love of my life. I was so focused on being a mom, that made it easier. 
    Now, 4 1/2 years later I am very happily remarried. Those few years alone were very fight or flight but my girl and I have such an awesome bond. Plus it made me insanely picky knowing she was watching me date. 
    janat1717septoctkidsMsBeachNJklpv415
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