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  •  Makes me feel Guilty (3+ / 0-)
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    ladybug53, Orman West, Catte Nappe

    I'mm 33, divorced and have a 3 year old.  I make ok money but live in the Disney World of the Mountains and the cost of living is too high.  I feel like my ex and his parents have me stuck out here because my family lives in Wisconsin and they would fignt me to take my daughter out of Colorado.  So my parents have extra money and pay her medical insurance, usually buy the big fun things, dance classes, all so we don't have to suffer.  If only her father or the ex-inlaws who are keeping us here would think of that.  Time to fight...wish I had time to Occupy

    http://www.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/19039

    by JessCO on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 12:41:55 PM PST

    •  I don't see anything in that (2+ / 0-)
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      for you to feel guilty about. Nobody got rich alone. And nobody gets food alone, either. Humans aren't meant to do things alone. If we were, we would have evolved to be physically strong. Instead we have brains and social skills. Well... ideally ;)

      One great big festering neon distraction, I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied.

      by Orman West on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 01:57:28 PM PST

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      •  I forget..a little too hard on myself at times. (0+ / 0-)
        •  It's hard not to be (0+ / 0-)

          when you're a single mom. Disdain for single moms permeates our society. It's everywhere. A subtle constant undertone of disapproval and disgust. It effs with your head.

          That's one of those things that I just ended up shutting out. I couldn't change it. Trying to get people to see that being a single mom didn't make me worthless just lead to being told, sometimes politely, sometimes not, that my kids were going to be messed up and it was all my fault.

          I can't stand the way single mothers are treated.

          Also, I wanted nothing more than to move away when I left my ex. I felt so trapped by the fact that I needed his permission to leave the state. I mean, I understand why, but it didn't change how I felt.

          I never did leave the state, and I am glad I didn't. The weather here sucks and I've never seen an ocean. It would be nice to try a different place. But this way, I am leaving because I want to, and not because I have to.

          One great big festering neon distraction, I've a suggestion to keep you all occupied.

          by Orman West on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 05:59:22 PM PST

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