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Did having a baby matter more to her than finding a partner? If, 10 years from now, she found herself with but no partner or with a partner but no child, which would be the worse outcome? Apart from anything else, they can smell the desperation.
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There are no fights about who should get up in the middle of the night, because that person will always be me. If these are Pyrrhic victories, they confer real psychological benefits.
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Being a single parent pushes you outward.
I lean on my neighbors to a degree I never would have in a two-parent unit; my friends are family in deeper ways than they might otherwise have. I have finally learned, at the age of 42, to ask for help.
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