I’ve been a single parent for a number of years now and a lot of people think that being a single parent means your life has to stop but that is a complete myth. You can do as little or as much as you like and still raise your children well. My relationship with my daughter’s dad broke down, not because we didn’t love each other but just because we didn’t bring out the best in one another. Sometimes loving someone really does mean letting them go.
I was young when I had my daughter (18) but since having her I’ve still managed to get a good education and good qualifications and experience.
And in regards to going out with friends and having a laugh, I was lucky enough to have the support of my mum and other family members.
It’s harder now with two children and my mum not being in the country but I make it work. I try not to make too many plans as life with children is unpredictable but my main goal is to raise my children to be responsible and happy adults. Of course if I had to choice between raising my children in a stable loving two parent family and being a single parent I would choose to be in a partnership, but I don't have that choice, so I work hard to make what I do have work for me and my children.