I told my stbx 1 1/2 years ago that we needed to go our separate ways, and since then we've been cohabitating because of financial reasons. But now the time has come, he's found a place of his own, and he'll be gone in a matter of a few days. There's some relief and eagerness on my part, but there's also this fear and extreme loneliness that's starting to sink in, not to mention the whole "oh my god how am I gonna handle 3 kids by myself most of the week?" I'm sure the range of emotion I am feeling is normal, right? It's just plain 'ol scary for me, having to stand on my own and run my own household....I've been with this guy since I was 18 (newly graduated from high school) with barely any "real world" experience and now I'm having to do things I've never done before and I just wanna crawl into my bed and cry. Being a mama of 3 leaves my plate very full, but a single mama of 3, well that's one big heaping plate. For those who've been there and done that, what things helped you get thru the rough transition period to single-mama'ism? Any words of wisdom?