I once said to my sister how hard I find being a lone parent and my dad just dosn't get it and she replied ''it's not his fault that your a lone parent.'' I didn't say it was. My dad is the most wonderful guy in the world but he also says things like ''well your mum and I never went out when you were little'' when I lament my lack of social life. Ok I am being a bit unreasonable but I do so miss my social life and really resent it's loss. Babysitters are not always available and I miss my freedom and spontenaity. It is noone's fault but mine but it still really sucks.
Yes, exactly what blackeyedsusan said. It's not comparable at all as they had adult company right there ar home all the time, whereas you don't so you need to go out for that. How the hell do people expect single parents to ever form new, healthy relationships as role models for their children if we never get to go out?! And yet if you stay a single parent, everyone is horrible to you and says you are not providing a male role model for your child. Seriously, you can't win!