Single parenting’s challenges go way beyond the emotional toll. For instance, supporting the family is much tougher. Unless a single parent is receiving alimony and/or child support from an ex-spouse, he/she’ll practically be the sole source of sustenance for the children. Most individuals employ a lot of tactics just to make ends meet – doing more overtime work, taking on part-time jobs—and sometimes, it’s still not enough.
Task overload is also common. Cooking dinner, doing laundry, helping out with the kids’ homework, tucking them in to bed – on tougher instances, one has to do these things almost simultaneously. For this reason, a lot of parents feel chronically fatigued.