Life, in some ways, becomes simpler with less distraction.
In all the history of the world, there have been many children born to mothers who had to raise them alone because their partner wasn’t present to help.
Even friendships can suffer as your time is heavily invested in taking care of your child. The first year’s typical expenses to prepare for and care for a newborn come close to that, too.
But remember that just because you’re a single mom doesn’t mean you’ll always be lonely. A simple one-time visit for artificial insemination costs less than $1000, but in-vitro fertilization, or IVF, is around $8700 for just one attempt.
He worked during the weekdays then had to take care of his 5 year old daughter on the weekends. First, I wasn't happy that he met face to face with his ex-lover every single week.
Second, he was at his baby's mother's beck and call, and proved that if *I* ever had his child, I'd be in a constant tugofwar with his ex-lover.
While you’re thinking about it, let’s look at both sides.