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    I’m a single mom who has to work of course bc I’m the one who has to take care of everything in my home. I get child support but it’s a very small amount compared to what I’m responsible or for. It basically is enough to buy some groceries once in the month. I’m so thankful that I still have a job especially many people are out of work right now. Anyhow, my ex recently found out he has covid and it’s been about a week since my daughter was there. Even so, I ensured that me and her got tested literally the day I found out. We are both negative thankfully. Usually he helps to watch her during the week and my mom on the weekend. I try to not place too much burden on her and so she doesn’t have to worry with responsibilities which come with getting your kid ready for school and such I send my daughter on weekend days there. Well, my mom called asking how’s my ex and as I’m letting her know that he has covid she is sounding very abrasive and abrupt and when I ask her what’s wrong she says nothing just asking for facts. So I said, I am giving them to you. Anyhow, she said let me talk to your daughter totally ends the subject. And next thing I start getting texts from my siblings about how they heard my ex got the virus and they spoke to me telling me I need to stay away for now for the next two weeks. Well, thankfully I have a friend who is so good to me and nonjudgmental and she said to not worry and bring me and my daughter and she will take care of her for me while I work. But, it’s the lack of compassion that shocked me. I did what I thought I was supposed to do and that was to inform them and be tested. And we are fine. It’s all so stressful. Plus at work, you would think they would be more flexible as it’s a hospital but there are very strict rules on calling out and I haven’t any paid time off so I’d be in real trouble. Who is going to pay for my rent, or car etc ? And, Me and my daughter are ok. Thankfully even working as a nurse, me and her have been healthy so far and I do my best to follow all the guidelines, hand hygiene, social distancing, going out only for necessity.

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    Honestly I wouldn’t bother with your family ! This is how people react to the word covid .I don’t blame them to be honest ! Also some of this is to do with ignorance and been being  uneducated

    I had 4 days of help over the holidays which I had to pay for so I could work. No one helps me and i pay for ever thing myself, childcare , food and mortgage.

    I am grateful for what we have and my child has gone school to day .some people don’t have nothing and live in disgusting conditions and can’t afford to feed their kids .

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    Omg this is the first time I’ve ever commented on anything online so this feels like fun:-) I have 4 kids ages 9-15.

    I think covid is just bringing out an unfortunate lot of raw truths about what people really are.I find it really hard and lonely most of the time but I’ve dropped some friends and fam as I’m not in a position right now to listen to unkind comments or advice.I’m finding Netflix better company .Sadly.But thereagain every now and then I’ll find s1 who gets it right and that makes me appreciate them more.But it’s not easy at all.

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