Me-Time and Social Networking for Single Parents
Single parenting can be very lonely. It seems that you are in a unique situation – all of your friends are either married or single without children. This puts a barrier between you and them. This is why many single parents are turning to online social networking. Networking sites are a place where you can meet others who are like you; who share your one-of-a-kind joys and sorrows. At these sites, you can read the latest news for single parents, take personality questionnaires, and get involved in a wide variety of interactive activities.
One popular site is I Heart Single Parents. This site can make you feel better as a single parent in many ways. For example, it is here that we learn Michael Jackson’s older brother is currently stuck in Africa and can’t go back to the U.S. as he has missed $90,000 in child support payments. He is thus prohibited from leaving the continent until he pays up. If you are having trouble collecting payments as a single mother, you will probably feel better knowing that if celebrities can be brought to justice, then so can your ex. You can also share your money issues and asset splitting troubles (now that he is comfortably living in Canada, enjoying a couple of Canadian credit cards while you are stuck repaying your joint debt burden in the USA).
It is very important to have a social network as a single parent outside of your closest friends and immediate family. Online networking can help you lead a better life. It can teach you about being alone, being creative, being there for your children, and being in control. You will find that being alone is not shocking or scary. Far from it. Me-time is a very powerful tool that can bring hope and healing. This is the time to sit, ponder, and contemplate. This time is of immense importance, especially for single parents.Continued on the next page