Single Parent Confessions…

During the summer time my son’s father sent me a text message seeking to end the back and forth turmoil that has been our life since the birth of our child. He apologized for the dirt and acknowledged the domestic violence part of our relationship was a serious mistake on his part. He advised his court ordered anger management was working and he was seeing the error in his ways . Being the person I am I accepted his apology and left it at that. After the apology his family invited me to a family vacation weekend in Virginia and he started texting me all the time. However because I’m a stand offish person I never reciprocated or accepted the advances. All request to come over late at night were kindly declined. He asked if he could come over and have family dinners once a week so that our son could see us happy and getting along. I would again jokingly but sternly decline. He didn’t know where I lived and until this day he doesn’t. It was like yes I accepted his apologies but I couldn’t allow myself to trust him or go down that path again ever in life. With me once the love is lost it’s gone and there is no return of course I can be cordial but nothing more. I’m not the girl who is going to keep sleeping with a no good man just because he promises to change and comes with mediocre sex I just can’t do it. My son’s father trying to be a player even asked me to have a second child with him. He said the second time could be the charm and we could get it right this time no courts, no child support no drama. I was just thinking to myself yes I love my son to death but I didn’t even wanna have him. I definitely didn’t wanna have my first child with my son’s father but he took advantage of me when I went on a Patron binge but that’s neither her nor there. I accept the fact that I was irresponsible and I wouldn’t change a thing because nothing makes me happier than being a mother. However once again I kindly refused his offer again advising him that I did not want another child. During this time he’s texting me almost all day, FaceTiming me, and calling at night and I was extremely perplexed . I accepted his apology but we were not friends. I could forgive but I couldn’t forget and not being able to forget the emotional pain wouldn’t allow me feel anything towards him ever again in life. I felt bad because I felt like he was genuinely trying to be a better person, but that wasn’t enough for me. I hate holding grudges. I felt like I should forgive and forget and put that past aside for my son, but my mind wouldn’t allow that. After about a month and a half of my son’s father putting his best foot forward his girlfriend whose 40 years old must’ve thought we where getting to close because next thing I know she’s calling and texting my phone as well. She didn’t know why he was spending so much time reaching out to me, and she didn’t like it. She told me that my son’s father told her he hated me and thought I was a bad mother. She’s advised me via text and I quote “Ok so I told Jhavier the best way to try to get off child support is to sleep with u . He said he was but u asked him is that what he really wanted to do and atp he changed his mind because he didn’t want to sleep with u Fr because he don’t like u like that ???” I simply responded “Y’all funny af And that’s dumb af who thought that would work 😂😂😂 “. Now all the apologies, family vacation offers and talks of future babies made complete sense he wanted off of child support by any means necessary. I have never been so offended in life there was no way I was going to let that extra mediocre sex keep him from finically supporting his child. I just thought to myself what in the name of childish high school plots is going on here! There was no way two grown adults one who is 40 (his girlfriend) came up with that plot. I thank God that I wasn’t dumb enough to fall for the okie doke like some females. I didn’t even feel like telling her he told her a damn lie. I didn’t ask him is that what he wanted I flat out said no and ignored all his late night texts. I was so thankful that I knew not to trust him or even try to dig up the past. It’s no way on earth I would ever sleep with anyone who punched me in my face. There is no apology, there is no excuse there is no “I was a boy then but I’m a man now” line that could make me truly forgive him either! That was scheme number one I guess they tried to butter me up and go in for the kill I don’t know but I do know it didn’t work. I’m smarter than that, but that was just scheme number one it only got worst.

My sons father called me early November crying on the phone saying he was having suicidal thoughts and was living in his car. Please be mindful that is November in Maryland so it’s pretty cold. He stated that he lost his job and because he is currently on probation (for punching me in the face and trying to hit me with a car last spring) he was having a hard time securing another job. He was sobbing on the phone crying and explaining that he lost his place. “It’s hard out here janay I’m really out here having suicidal thoughts. Your son’s going to grow up without a father and you don’t care” he said while crying into the phone. I’m rolling my eyes at this point like ok Denzel. He goes on and on crying saying that he doesn’t have a job and when he does get a job his check will be garnished because he owes a bail bondsmen $4,000 dollars and he owes child support. He crying about how even when he’s not working the child support is just accumulating and he won’t ever get out the rears. He’s crying saying that he moved to Maryland for me and he can’t believe I really turned my back on him. I’m trying not to show any emotions because I honestly felt like he dug the hole he was buried in and now he wanted to be a coward and cry about suicide. I said “Jhavier stop lying your not living in your car your living with that girl”. He sobs even louder at this time saying how the girl is money hungry and he can’t even live there because she wants money too and he doesn’t have money. “That’s all y’all Baltimore women care about is money. It’s hard out here janay” is what he said before I hung the phone up. He called me back 22 times. Sometimes I answered and he would say “please Janay I just need your help”. I didn’t know what he thought I could do for him he couldn’t stay with me, and I wasn’t taking him off child support period. However after awhile my conscious started getting the best of me and I started thinking about the seriousness of his suicidal thoughts. So many people kill themselves when they get overwhelmed finically in life. I kept hearing him cry and call out for help and I knew I couldn’t just leave him out to kill hisself in his car. Even though he was not my favorite person he was still my son’s father and my conscious wouldn’t allow me to be completely heartless. I called the suicide prevention line, I called 311 and texted him the Baltimore crisis line information. I sent him these text “Idk if you were playing but suicide is serious I called the suicide prevention line for you and also reported it to the authorities someone should be reaching out to you. This is very serious. Much love I hope you feel better soon my friend and I provided your address”. The second text “Baltimore crisis response 410-433-5175 Sheppard Pratt 410-938-help here are some numbers for you Incase you feel suicide thoughts”. He never responded to either text and the next day I reached out to a lawyer from the Women’s clinic. It was his weekend to have our son and I started to get even more concerned about my son’s fathers claims of being suicidal and living in his car I couldn’t let my son be around that. He’s was not in the right head space and my son’s safety was worth more than a weekend out with my friends. I sent him a third text after the lawyer helped me find the right words to send “Out of concern for Josh’s safety, the two of you can resume visits when your health and living situation are much more stable. Good luck”. He responded one hour later “I never made any statements our conversation was about joint custody”. I thought to myself is he serious this was another ploy to get off child support? He really cried and faked being suicidal to avoid finically supporting his child? This can’t be real this has to be a bad dream. Men can not be stooping so low these days a false suicide attempt is too far. All the tears and all the calls just because he didn’t want to pay $404 per month? I could not deal! My mother said his girlfriend stopped her at the gas station and advised her that he was living with her and lost his car months ago. Oh the games and the lies. After that incident my son’s father didn’t bother to call his son and to say Happy thanksgiving. Our son’s birthday was December 19th he didn’t bother to call or text and say happy birthday. I heard he made a lovely post on Facebook saying happy birthday as if he thought our son would see. I love the clout chase of it all posting pictures like Facebook dad of the year all the while not speaking to our child once. Christmas passed and then New Years still nothing but I’m sure there were post. Too bad he didn’t call 22 times on those days instead of wasting those calls on fake suicide attempts. This story unfortunately is still in progress with no end in sight but I’ll keep you updated. If you see my son’s father before I do please advise him that all the while he is solely trying to hurt or hoodwink me its our son who suffers the most. Not only from the disconnect and distant he experiences from his father, but from witnessing his mother struggle emotionally and finically to support him. It’s not healthy and more importantly it’s not fair!

58 thoughts on “Single Parent Confessions…

  1. I’m so sorry you have to deal with this – but it looks like you have your head on straight about it and are making the best decisions for you and your child! And THAT’S very important!! x

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  2. This is so touching, just try to give your child all the love required.

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  3. Oh my goodness! I’m so sorry you have been through all of this. Way to stand your ground! You are an amazing mom and doing everything you can to protect your child.

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  4. Neil Alvin Nicerio February 13, 2019 — 8:16 am

    Being a single parent is hard but I salute those hard working single mom and dads out there. May you find happiness in what you do. 🙂

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  5. Single mothers often go through a lot, but oftentimes still are able to provide their child with the best that they can. I’m sorry that you have had to deal with this, but I hope that you be one of those mothers to still conquer all.

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  6. Sorry you had to deal with this, but you are a strong woman, and you showed it throughout this post, and it’s important for you to be strong for your son, what the father is doing is childish, and he should be a man about it, or at least try to grow up, hope things start going on for the better for you, and that they stop hassling you, stay strong and don’t give up 😀

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and insight!

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  7. I’m so sorry. Focus on your child.

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  8. You are a very brave person to have faced all this. And remember you are doing the best for your child stay strong Thanks for sharing

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  9. I love reading this blog, It is always crisp and to the point!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Hearing stories like yours makes me so glad that I made sure that everyone put the children first when dealing with the two ex-wives of my now ex-husband. His three boys are now grown with families of their own. While none of them want anything to do with their Dad (because of his behavior when I wasn’t around), I am still blessed to be part of their lives. Just stand strong and do what is best for your son. It doesn’t matter what his father wants. He lost that right when he disrespected his son’s mother by laying hands on her.

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  11. Really heart touching article. Hope you are going well. Thanks for sharing your views.

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  12. You’re very strong. I’m raised by my only mother and she did everything for me. Single parenting is not an easy task. Focus on your kid and make him strong too.

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  13. This is touching, you can only do your best and i’m sure that would be more than enough.

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  14. Wow, what a messed up guy! You are a strong woman and got everything under control! I applaud you for that!

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  15. Continue to be strong mama, for you and your son. You’re doing a great job and I’m sorry you have to go through this 😞

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  16. This is a lovely personal sharing, very useful & informative. Learnt some parenting tips from your sharing here, thanks 😀 Cheers, siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com

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  17. I think become a single parent will so hard, our child will need father figure.I am sorry if my opinion not suite with others.I can say this, because there are something which mother cannot do such as father, for example fix chain of bike, repairing a toy and etc.

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  18. Im happy for you that you didn’t let him back in your life and that you are happy now and free from pain. keep being strong.

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  19. I’m so sorry you have to deal with this. Make your child as your inspiration to continue.

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  20. I admire single parents, I know they are burdened not just by their situation but also by the society. It must really be tough to keep everything in such great perspective. Truly an inspiration.

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  21. You are strong in protecting your child. You doing the right thing.

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  22. Oh gosh! I am so sorry you had to experience this! Glad you didn’t fall for his antics! Stay strong!

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  23. You’re incredibly strong and a good mother. You are doing the right thing by protecting yourself thereby caring for your child. Keep your head up and reach out to me if you ever need to talk!

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  24. This is a very touching experience, you are doing the very best for you and your family.

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  25. You are very smart in the way you are dealing with your ex. It is good that he does not know where you live.

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  26. I am so sorry you had to go through something like this. I’m glad to hear you are OK now and away from such things.

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  27. Everytime I read your posts I am always really impressed with how transparent you are. I am so sorry you are having to go through this and experience the fear that most women have. Please understand that you are strong for not caving into his multiple manipulative attempts and that makes you an amazing mother. I am wishing you the best through this!

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    1. Thank you I really try to be as open as honest as possible! I really appreciate you for reading 💚

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  28. This is very touching. Sorry you had to go through all that. Stay strong and continue to be the amazing mom you are!

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  29. Michael David Oyco March 22, 2019 — 10:19 pm

    Stay strong. My brother is actually in the same condition as you but kind of lesser in burden since they are quite doing just okay. Just letting you know you are not alone.

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  30. Stay strong and you don’t need that crazy in your life. You need think about you and your son. This drama is ridiculous. When I found out I was pregnant with my son, his dad freaked the hell out. He sent me idle threats, then he threatened to commit suicide if I didn’t get an abortion. You know what I did? I ghosted him. I flat out ghosted him and got a lawyer. It was the best decision of my life. I also declined child support, because I didn’t want him in our lives. I did not want to bring up my child with him inflicting his drama on us. Nor did I want his crazy drama while I was pregnant. Single parenting isn’t easy, but it’s very rewarding. I want you to know that you’re not alone. Stay strong! And remember to take care of yourself and your child FIRST.

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    1. O I’m sorry that you had to go through that! I don’t understand these fake suicidal thoughts! I’m glad you got away and I’m glad you got a lawyer! Stay strong because your right being a single parent isn’t easy, but it’s worth it! 💚

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  31. Every time I read your posts I feel you had been through so many hard times yet you have stood strong. May the power be with you.

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  32. I imagine that opening up in this way is not easy, but it is extremely liberating. It is complex to be alone entrusting only every decision to ourselves … but you are admirable.

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  33. I am deeply sorry to hear all these. I hope things gets better as soon as possible. My parents separated the nastiest way possible and its us, children, who suffered so much esp our future.

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  34. What a difficult thing to deal with! Good for you for not taking him back after what he did to you! Keep being strong for both you and your son. Sending love and positive vibes your way ❤

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  35. Being a single parent is the most difficult thing… But I am soo proud of your decision… Loads of strength and love to you…

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  36. It’s good to forgive but not forget. As I’ve gotten older I’ve found that people who do things so serious without thought often apologize and beg for a new chance, but they’d do it all again if given that second chance (even if they don’t know it at the time that they would).

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  37. delhifundos2014 March 25, 2019 — 9:35 am

    This is really heart touching. More power to you.Its very difficult to deal with but you are brave and strong enough to handle.

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  38. Lyosha Varezhkina March 25, 2019 — 10:05 am

    Thank you for writing such a long and honest post. I do believe people should sometimes see more than just the facade. Thank you for helping us to see some more

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  39. How sad! I would accept the apology but never again fall for the relationship at all! Domestic violence must just stop!

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  40. This took a lot of courage. Maybe you inspired others to do the same!

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  41. Its really hard to be a single parent. But you are brave and strong enough to handle.

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  42. You are one strong lady. But you are right for using your head over this matter. What a shame for him to use all means like that to shirk off child support. 😦 Pathetic.

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  43. so touching and strong. you are simply just amazing.

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