boys

I think that if Darwin had been born a girl that my relationship would already be over.  Somehow it seems to me that the single mother of a girl would have a much easier time than the single mother of a boy.  I find myself worrying a lot about my son having a primary strong male influence in his life.  While he is surrounded by many wonderful men, I think that his life would be greatly improved by having a father.

Is that strange?  Am I wrong to be worrying about it so much?

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  1. That does strike me as an odd thought. It implies that you are assuming that if you did separate, that J wouldn’t be ‘a father’ anymore? Or not around somehow? Perhaps you are guessing you wouldn’t necessarily end up in the same city, etc., but one could make that a priority. In my (not a mom yet tho) opinion, I think the most important thing is for a child to grow up in a stable environment, one that you’d be fine w/ him choosing for himself. If one is in a relationship where there is a lack of respect, or joy, or stability, or whatnot, I would guess that’s more damaging than having a single parent. I wish my parents had divorced *way* before they did.

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