Well, I have been looking at this board and really want to say hello.
I am a single mom (for 14 months) and I want to say while it is hard as hell sometimes (what am I talking about?? ALL the time!) I am so much happier than when I was with my dh.
This is actually an understatement!
My question is how you stay at home/ap mama's have managed to continue to stay at home after losing your spouses income? My ex has not paid child support, nor has he paid spousal support. We haven't been to court yet. We are presently seperated.
My situation was an abusive situation, and I have not found an attorney yet to take my case pro bono. I have no income and our state divorce program for abused women has a long waiting list, which I will probably not qualify for due to the fact that I have no proof that he abused us. A friend has recommended that I write 50 attorneys in my area and see if anyone will be willing to take my case pro bono.
Anyway, I would truely like to know how you womyn cope if you have continued to be a stay at home mama, and how you have afforded the attorney fees?
My kids had a horrible time at first, but they are doing great now, very happy, much to the chagrin of my ex.
Moon Light Mama