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    Share With Me Some Of The Easiest And Hardest Parts Of Being A Single Parent

    Share your thoughts with me!

    Parenting is probably one of the toughest jobs one can take on.

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    Parenting is challenging enough if you're doing it with your spouse, if you're co-parenting, or if you have family's help. But I imagine it's especially challenging if you're doing it all on your own.

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    I'd like to ask parents of the BuzzFeed Community: if you're newly a single parent or you chose to raise a child on your own from the beginning, what do you think is both easier and harder about parenting solo?

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    Maybe it's easier to make parenting decisions for your child(ren) since only your opinion is involved.

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    However, it's difficult to be the sole provider of your household so it's stressful to always be working and not getting a lot of quality time with your child(ren).

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    Perhaps you're grateful for the powerful bond you're able to build with your children since they only have you to rely on.

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    Yet it can get lonely being the only parent and on top of that, you worry about the effect it'll have on your child(ren) as they grow older.

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    I'd love to learn both the advantages and disadvantages of being a single parent nowadays, so feel free to share your story in this anonymous form or in the comments below.

    Some responses might be featured in a BuzzFeed Community