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Newly Single Mom

Hello. I have been a lurker of TB most of my pregnancy, but now that I'm going to be a single mom (as of two weeks ago), I thought it was time to reach out to hopefully find some support from women with similar stories. Some background - I am pregnant with a baby boy due in October. Baby boy was a suprise, but having a loving boyfriend of six years, it just seemed as though we were just starting our family a little earlier than anticipated. Let's get excited! Fast forward to two weeks ago, I received an "I'm not in love with you anymore" speech, and he left me....for someone else. It was shocking to say the least. I am trying to figure out how to grieve the loss of my best friend, as well as figure out how the heck I'm going to do this on my own. I NEVER anticipated being a single mom (most single mom's don't, obviously). Any stories of hope and words of encouagement would be much appreciated. I just need to know I'm strong enough to do this!

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Re: Newly Single Mom

  • You are absolutely strong enough to do this! And really, what choice do you have? But on the positive side, you still have 4 months to focus on just you and the baby. It will be hard, but its amazing what you can do when you look at your LO and know that he/she is totally deopending on you. You got this.
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  • This is a VERY similar situation to what happened to me, so you definitely aren't alone and the women on this board are amazing! Just goes to show how strong we can be when knocked down. I'm sure you've heard this a thousand times already, but it WILL get better. 
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  • Sorry to hear about this guy, not to be harsh but sounds like you and LO will be better off anyways if he could just up and leave like that.. You will be strong enough to do this!! And your sweet boy will love you so much! This board will be here for you whenever you need it! I'm usually more of a lurker myself but I like that I know I can post here when I  need to. You're right, most single moms don't anticipate the situation, but it will ALL turn out for the BEST!! ::Hugs:: to you.
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  • You are more than strong enough to do this. You never know how strong you are till you have no choice. Things will get easier, and in times of darkness, the ladies on this board will guide you. I'm more on the lurking side of things too, but just wanted to let you know that you are not even close to alone. Not only are you strong enough to do this, you will reach a point in time where you will be proud of what you are doing for yourself and your beautiful little boy. Trust me ;)
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