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  •  I forget..a little too hard on myself at times. (0+ / 0-)
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      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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