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Single mom grapples with tough choices – The Denver Post

Dear Amy: I am a 32 year old female with a 6 year old son.

I am in a relationship with “Larry”, who is 48 years old. He is not the father of my child.

Before meeting Larry, I lived alone and raised my son alone.

After losing my job, my son and I moved in with my parents. We were financially dependent on them. For a year, I looked for work, but I couldn’t find a decent job that suited my son’s school schedule.

I felt that I was becoming a burden on my parents financially. They rushed to pick up my son from school while I was at work.

During this time, I was dating Larry and decided to move in with him.

I knew that was a mistake pretty quickly. We are just not compatible.

I feel like I’m stuck.

Now I have a good job and I know I can afford to be alone. I hate to look selfish and leave, but I’m not happy.

I don’t blame Larry. I know I have personal issues to work through, but I know being alone would be better for me and my child.

The only thing is that I would need my family to help with child care (my child’s father is not there). Sometimes it seems like my family is tired of helping out.



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