Growing Up with a depressed and defeated single parent
I am also the child of a single parent. My mother passed away in August 2007 after battling heart disease for 13 years. My memories of her (when I was young) were of a woman who was defeated, depressed, and angry. She had a HUGE distrust of men...and passed those feelings/thoughts onto me as a child. Thus, as an adult, I had to overcome those viewpoints in order to have a healthy relationship with a man.
I was wondering, did anyone else grow up in similar circumstances? What was the biggest challenge for you as a child of a single parent (mom or dad)? How has it affected you as an adult? For me, I had to get over not trusting men and over being too independent (since she raised me to not depend or trust really anyone)