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THE CHALLENGE OF BEING A SINGLE PARENT

Compiled by: Anushka Shrestha
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Chetan Karki
Musician/Vlogger

Being a parent itself is very difficult but being a single parent is even more difficult. There are thousands of stressful situations I had to go through while bringing up my child. Here are some major challenges that most single parents face. The first thing that I had to face is financial burden. Secondly, I had problems in managing time for my daughter as I had to work and find the time to give her simultaneously. The judgment of the society has been another big issue for me as people assume things on their own. I had to sacrifice my way of living because I had to take on my daughter’s responsibilities. Lastly, emotional stability is something that has been very difficult to manage.