posted on May, 23 2007 @ 09:03 PM
My Dad was much the same when my parents divorced, this was a long time ago though, i was 7 at the time and my Grandparents took over raising me and
my sister while Mum went back to school and got a teaching degree. Back then the courts hardly ever enforced child support.
He did remarry and have another wife to support and 2 kids from her previous marriage, she was not being paid child support either so i guess that was
a form of payback, even though it affected us as well.
Mum would occasionally let it get her down but she eventually got her degree and then just got on with her life and looking after us.
She is now much better off financially than my Father, and has been happy being single for the past 35 years, except for one minor hiccup that lasted
about 6 months, but we wont go there.
Ive seen how tough it can be raising kids on your own, but i never held it against my Mum that we didnt have the same things that other kids had, we
knew how hard she was trying, for us.
I can see your doing the same for your kids MM, it'll make you and your kids stronger in the end, and they'll know who to thank for it.