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Independent attitude

Independent attitude
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Abigail started work selling luxury goods and then took temping jobs to make ends meet. She's now opened an estate agent's in Norfolk. "When you bring a child up on your own, everything and anything is down to you. It's a lot of weight on your shoulders, and you can't slack off."

Better off alone
Still, Abigail accepts her choice and is happy to live with it: "It's not normal to be living on your own at 33 but it's a decision I made. I'd much rather spend my time with my child than a new boyfriend. At one point my daughter wanted me to find a husband so she could have brothers and sisters, and maybe also so I wouldn't be on my own so much. But now she's 7, she's very happy with how things are. It's just as well because after an operation I can't have any more kids."

For advice on single parenting check out (England and Wales), (Scotland) or (Northern Ireland).


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