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View Poll Results: How long did your relationship last before you became a single parent?
Under 6 months 1 2.27%
6-12 months 1 2.27%
1-2 years 2 4.55%
3-4 years 1 2.27%
4-5 years 4 9.09%
5-6 years 3 6.82%
7-8 years 5 11.36%
9-10 years 7 15.91%
11-15 years 10 22.73%
16-20 years 7 15.91%
21-25 years 3 6.82%
26-30 years 0 0%
Over 31 years. 0 0%
Other 0 0%
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I will put in the poll to allow multiple answers incase of more than one baby mama/daddy.   

 

 

 

Ok whoops I forgot to check the multiple answers button. Sorry! Ok pick the most recent relationship resulting in kids that made you come and read in the single parents forum. winky.gif


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Never married the fool!  best decision I ever made


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18 years


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Thats why I didn't say "married".  orngtongue.gif


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Wow, most of us were in long 10 year + relationships. For me every year it got harder to consider leaving. But some things happened that I could not stay and still respect myself as a person.
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Thats why I didn't say "married".  orngtongue.gif

I wouldn't call it a relationship either.  whistling.gif  It was a very temp. lack in judgement.


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Old 10-10-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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22 years:(

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4 years, long enough to have 2 kids.  I've been a single mom now for 9 years - over twice as long as I was ever married in the first place.

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18 years.  Newly separated now.
 

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16 years.  2 years separated (we were not married, so just voided the powers of attorney, etc.).  And he regularly reminds me, by being such an a$$, why leaving him was the best decision I ever made for me and the kids.


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Wow. I stayed far, far too long also. I know the longer I stayed, the worse it got, but it also got that much harder to get out of it. I can't even imagine how it might have been after 22 years. Good for you for knowing you still had a chance. hug.gif

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2 years. separated now.

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