prayer for a single parent

by Alex P. (Birmingham, Alabama)

I am a young mom. In fact I’m a teen mom. I found who I thought was the love of my life and my soul mate. We were engaged and planned on getting married after high school. We had a baby before we graduated though. We were happy whe I was pregnant, but things got worse after she was born. He became abusive(physically and mentally) and always blamed me for why he was upset. We started growing further apart but he was the one that ended up leaving, blaming me for why we couldn’t stay together even though I tried everything I could. Now he’s gone with someone else(my ex friend) and he says he’s happy and in love while I’m heartbroken and alone and left with the baby we both wanted. He acts as if she doesn’t exist and like he hates me for some unknown reason. I’m kinda bitter for everything because I put my trust in him. I loved him. And I feel it’s unfair that I’m the one suffering for the torment I went through while he’s happy with someone I feel he doesn’t deserve. I try to pray and stay positive, but it’s hard when you don’t understnd why things are the way they are. Especially me still being young. I just need someone to pray for me. I need guidance and strength.

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