When you are a father, you are daily confronted with a world of challenges and stressful situations. Even when you have a wife to help you, fatherhood is the hardest thing in the world. However, it is even more difficult when a man claims alone as a single father.
Being a single father is a serious balancing act. The responsibility for parenting is enormous and men who give everything for their children should be commended. But sometimes it becomes difficult and lonely. We want all single fathers to know that we value you. That’s why we are here to encourage you.
1. Too little time.
For a single father, time is a very important factor. The work eats most of it, so that task overload can easily swallow what’s left over. The mouth to feed, the dishes to clean, the clothes to wash and all the household chores and all the charms of the house that need your attention. As a general rule, try not to feel guilty if you leave the dishes in the sink overnight. Put emphasis and importance on playing, reading or simply talking with your children.
2. financial difficulties.
A large number of single parents find themselves in financial difficulty. Remember that what your children need most is your love and attention. After that, separate the actual needs from the stack and give top priority to these, such as food, shelter and clothing. Children do not always understand why they can not have everything they want, but one day they will.
3. Feeling overwhelmed.
It is difficult and challenging to be the only adult in the room in the long run. Loneliness, stress and depression are common among lone parents. Know that you are not alone. There are 1.7 million other people in your boat living the same things. Make sure you take the time to recharge your batteries and strengthen your spirit.
4. Old and new relationships.
With divorce, the former spouse still plays a very important role in family life and will always remain so. The way this relationship is managed and operated is extremely important, not only for the children, but also for your general mental state. In encounters and new relationships, care must be taken when introducing new people into the family life. Resentment or early attachments are just two of the classic pitfalls. Always keep the hope of love in your heart, but keep in mind the unintended consequences of far reaching significance.
5. Build a support system.
Family, friends, babysitters, teachers, mentors and all kinds of people play a role in your family life. However, divorce can have serious consequences for family support; judgment and bitter feelings can divide friends. Try to be humble and understanding towards those in your life. [Tweet This] In most cases, they will not understand the whole picture and will only see what they want to see. Only time and a new stable reality will change these perceptions. Be patient.