Sunday, July 13, 2014

No one wants to become a single parent, but sometimes there is no choice

Photo Courtesy: Melinda Gonzalez

I've known women who have stayed with their husbands and boyfriends even though they lived in agony of verbal, physical, emotional and sexual abuse.  They say there is a fine line between love and hate.

My mother told me at a young age to make my own money, get an education and always have an independent heart.  Love also makes you tolerate relationships that are poisonous.

Today I read a blog "10 Tips to Excel as a Single Parent" by Melinda Gonzalez.  But this is not really a tip sheet, it's actually her story. A story deep to the core of how she became a single parent.

She wrote "Staying with a man who was verbally abusive, emotionally neglectful, financially irresponsible and negative was not the type of life I wanted to give my daughter."

This made me think of all my friends who have faced the decision - should I stay or should I leave? Should I let him go? Should I run away with my children?

Thanks to Melinda for sharing her emotional story and how we should get on with our lives if we as women have to take a similar journey. Please read -  10 Tips to Excel as a Single Parent

Remember the decision and your future is in your hands.

Rebecca Aguilar is a journalist and the founder of Wise Latinas Linked. 

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