15 Things Anyone Who Lived In A Single-Parent Home Understands
Let us know which one you identify with the most.
You had to become a fast learner.
Especially if your home suddenly became a single-parent home.
You value hard work and responsibility in such a different way.
Not that your friends in Nuclear Families don't, but you have been equipped with these lessons differently.
You honor your single guardian on both Mother and Father's day!
Or you may just celebrate one and get a bit gloomy on the other.
Open communication is the best communication.
You understood that you were in a safe environment, you could talk to your single-parent.
You've become very adaptive over the years.
You knew that sometimes your single-parent had to make tough decisions. If Mom had to work late and you had to change your plans to stay at Grandma's - you were ready!
Some people mock others for living in single-parent homes.
Looking back on it, what's there to make fun of? It's not that abnormal!
You now have tough skin!
You've heard every joke about your living situation and let's be real: that's no longer something you let people hurt you about.
Just because you were in a single-parent home doesn't mean you grew up to be cold or shy.
You still go out, you still laugh at obscene jokes, you live life normally!
However you draw the line at the jokes about your parent - even today.
You're even more protective of your single-parent - you've got their back and you're always willing to help them.
Grabbing a coffee with them during your lunch break isn't weird!
You very well may have an amazing relationship with your single-parent.
You're an incredibly grateful person.
You understand how hard your Mom, Dad, Auntie, Foster Mom, or Grandpa worked and still appreciate it. Their work ethic has molded you into a thankful person.
You understood the importance of "me time."
Your single-parent was possibly running the house alone so he or she wanted some down time. They may have denied themselves that time so you knew it was up to you to let them know "it's alright" and quickly take up the mantle.
You want to make sure when you have children...
...that you instill what you've learned from growing up in a single-parent home in them (even if you are happily married or your significant other is still living).
Even if the other parent came back into your life...
...you'd still have an amazing #1 spot in your heart for the person who cared for you for many years.
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