Some states require unmarried mothers to file for child custody, while other states presume that an unmarried mother automatically has custody.In either case, though, unmarried fathers can still file for custody and visitation rights, even if they’re not listed on the birth certificate. Some states presume that parents have joint custody, while other states do not.It allows you to specifically discuss the practicalities of raising your child without detouring into negative areas and opening old wounds.It also provides a recorded message, admissible into court, so parents tend to be more careful when using it.Some are asked to broker peace between warring exes, even as they are grieving the loss of a parent who has abruptly moved out.Others must deal with parents who suddenly can't cope with everyday tasks, like making dinner or helping with homework.
One caveat: Statistics don't tell how many single moms are with a partner (and choosing not to get married), how many live with family (so they have some help around), and how many are truly alone.
Many children carry the battle scars of divorce well into adulthood.
But broken-up spouses can help stop the damage by managing their own behavior before the ink dries on the divorce papers. Gary Neuman, LMHC, gives exes pointers on how to split up without emotionally destroying their kids long term.
I’m tired of guys treating me like I should be grateful if they even stick around for five minutes. Do I need to be a nun in order to find someone who can actually see a relationship with me?
Even if I really take my time getting to know someone before we become intimate… Don’t hear from him for days, I assume it’s over…then a text with, “hey are you home tonight? Is it unreasonable that I am hoping someone could take me seriously or see my worth?
I’ve been in a terrible relationship before and honestly now, I’d rather be alone than with the wrong guy.