The absent parent

Even an absent parent is still parenting.

It’s then on the shoulders of the present one to compensate for that.

Sometimes, the absence of someone has a greater impact on us than the presence of others.

This is especially true for parenting.

The absent parent leaves the child with feelings of abandonment, insignificance, and a low self-esteem, to name a few.

Worse still, it tortures them with the hope that it could be better if only…while distracting them from embracing the life and love that they have.

It’s that unfulfilled hope and the failed expectations that become the burden of the parent who is present, who is still committed to the wholesome development of the child, to mitigate the impact of that negative influence.

While it’s true that the children suffer, not enough is done to recognise the impact on the single parent.

Because the human is often forgotten behind the role or the label that we assign to them.

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