Things to Know and Remember About a Girl Raised by a Single Mother

Things to Know and Remember About a Girl Raised by a Single Mother

There is a lot to know and understand about girls who were raised by single mothers. They are driven, strong and ambitious. After overcoming hardships throughout life, they’re determined to achieve only the best for themselves.

They’ve learned to be independent which sometimes makes them stubborn and unwilling to ask for and accept help, which leads to frustration and confusion with some of the people in their lives

They idolize strong women and praise the other strong, independent women in their family. They also feel like they are capable of anything after seeing all of the hard work and greatness their mothers have achieved.

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5 Important Things to Know and Remember About a Girl Raised by a Single Mother:

1. Just because they didn’t have the perfect family doesn’t mean they aren’t normal.

The “perfect” family doesn’t exist. Even if you think it does, it doesn’t mean your “perfect” family produced the most “perfect” individual.

People tend to look at girls who were raised by single mothers as damaged goods who are broken and unable to trust others. Although they are weary of the people we do trust and let into our lives, they aren’t incapable of it.

They are normal, strong people who are just like everyone else. They just happen to have experienced a different upbringing.

To single-parent individuals, they have come to learn that a “perfect” family doesn’t necessarily mean having both parents present. It’s truly what you take from the situation and how you grow from it.

It’s perfectly OK to just have one parent present in your life. It doesn’t make you abnormal, and it doesn’t make you any different from any friends who may have been raised with both parents fully present in their lives.

2. They learned at a young age to be independent.

Growing up in a single-parent home means learning to be independent and self-sufficient. Single parents have to work a lot to maintain the home and provide for their children, so sometimes, you are left alone to figure things out.

Although a family might say a mother coddled to much or was overprotective, she still teaches how to depend on YOU and provide for yourself when needed. Independence is one of the best traits a girl raised by a single mother can have, and it’s definitely something to be proud of.

3. They sometimes have a hard time asking for and accepting help.

One of the biggest things to understand about girls who were raised by single mothers is that they probably didn’t have a father-figure to help them out with things. These mothers, grandmothers and aunts were the ones who financially took care of them, held them when we cried over failed relationships, raised them and instilled the best qualities in them. They are also probably the ones who will walk these girls down the aisle when they get married.

With that being said, it makes it hard for them to be able to ask a man, guy friend or significant other for help with anything, especially when it comes to finances. Asking for help makes these girls feel like they’ve broken every independent bone in their body.

They have it set in their minds that they can achieve the impossible and do whatever they set their minds and hearts to alone. They can’t help it. They’ve seen their mothers do it for years completely alone, and they set themselves to that standard almost instantaneously.

Although it can be frustrating, it’s something they slowly work on throughout their lives. So, to men dating single-parent raised women: Be patient.

4. They’re more careful when it comes to finding a significant other.

Some girls raised by single mothers run into the problem of having “daddy issues.”

In turn, they are very careful and selective when it comes to boyfriends, husbands and significant others.

They’ve spent years seeing how hard it can be for a mother to raise kids and provide for a family alone. Some women do not want to end up that way, so they make sure to choose someone whom they can trust and can rely on (emotionally and not financially, of course).

5. They adore and look up to their mothers.

Their mothers are their superheroes. They are the ones they look to for advice and guidance. They are the ones they cry to, laugh with and love with.

They are not only their mothers, but they are also their fathers and best friends.

These girls/women have nothing but the utmost respect for their moms, and they expect the people in their lives to respect them as well. Sometimes, though, heir relationships aren’t the easiest. But in the end, it’s all worth it because they have each other.

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