No-one other than a single parent of the twenty first century can fully appreciate just how difficult it is to raise a child, or children on his or her own. It is also hard to believe that stigmas remain attached to the hardworking single parents who are purely single through no fault of their own. For instance, it is hardly the young mother’s fault if her young husband suddenly passes away. It must also be pointed out that for a number of pathological reasons, it ironically remains more difficult for a woman to raise a child on her own than it is for a young to middle aged father.
There is not enough time and space to expand on this, but let’s give a brief outline so long. Let’s also send out a message of encouragement, hope and joy for those struggling single parents help seekers who are struggling to cope at this time. You can already take comfort in the fact that you are now here, reading this note of motivation. You have hope in you. You recognize and have faith in the knowledge that help is out there for those that need it the most.
Traditionally, and for centuries, it has been the convention that women are far more adept at raising children. But for most of the centuries past, they have always had the partnering husband or head of the household to steady the ship. In the last hundred years or so, it has become far easier for married couples to head to the divorce courts, even when all that has happened is a falling out as friends or the married couple falling out of love.
But as income earners, women are still earning far less than their male peers.