Maintenance - an unfair issue

2015-06-10 06:00

I THINK it’s unfair that some men get away with not paying maintenance.

They expect the woman to bear the burden of the cost of raising the child because the child doesn’t live with the dad. Doctors bills when the child is sick oro clothing a growing child is not a concern of some fathers­. Women must struggle to feed, clothe, take care of the child and pay rent. The father doesn’t think all this costs money or how difficult it is to be a single mom, what with the high cost of living.

They don’t do all they can to support the child yet they are equally responsible for bringing a child into this world. Women are superheroes because they carry the miracle of life from the womb into the world. They are still expected to raise angels, fill stomachs and hearts for many years. They are strong handmaidens, chosen for the important task of being a mother, holding their children in their bosom, planting seeds of wisdom and covering these cherubs to bed with a kiss goodnight.

Single moms - never give up hope, persevere despite the cost. You have the reward of looking at those sweet faces every day, building a bond and memories that last a lifetime.

Y. Opperman

Via e-mail


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