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When You Never Wanted to Be a Single Parent

But life takes you there, anyway

Photo by Sasin Tipchai on Pixabay

I used to stuff pillows under my shirt when I was 13, pretending I was pregnant.

I wanted nothing to do with my mother, and my stepmom bugged me. Maybe I subconsciously wanted to have a do-over. I wanted a husband and several children someday. I would’ve…

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