Motherhood can be difficult enough by itself, forget the trauma of having to go through it all alone. Single mothers have it harder than anyone else. The set of emotional challenges that they may face are unlike any other. Right from teaching their children the right values, to shuffling between a work-life balance and having to financially go through it alone, the luggage they carry is heavy. However, also remember there is no one as strong as a determined mother. Here are a few common challenges that single mothers face and how you can tackle them:
- Self-doubt – While it is natural for any mother to doubt themselves if they are doing well enough for their child, let alone mothers who have to do it all by themselves. Take our word and trust us, your child is going to follow your ways and actions. Believe in yourself, you are doing just fine.
- Making decisions all by yourself – while you might think that taking a decision for your child all by yourself might not be easy, here is a better way to look at it. No one knows better for a child than the mother herself. Remember that you will be making a decision not influenced by anyone and you know just what is right for your child.
- Feeling insecure when your kid is with the other parent – this is only natural for you to feel. However, you need to come to terms that they are equally responsible for the child and it is only a matter of time until your child is back with you.
- Stressing about money – we understand that you are the bread winner of the house and might feel a pinch in your pocket. What you need to know is that do not feel ashamed to make use of the entire parental rights and take help financially from the other parents. You need not put this all by yourself.
Above all, remember of take care of yourself more than anything else. You need to be your best self, in order for your child to get the best from you.