HomePsychology and Education: A Multidisciplinary Journalvol. 7 no. 3 (2023)

Kinsenas, Katapusan: The Lived Experiences and Challenges Faced by Single Mothers

Melanie Kyle Baluyot | Franz Cedrick Yapo | Jonadel Gatchalian | Janelle Jose | Kristian Lloyd Miguel Juan | John Patrick Tabiliran | Jhoselle Tus

Discipline: Education



A single mother is a person who is accountable for raising their children alone because they do not have a husband or live-in partner. Single mothers claim to have no co-parenting relationships at all, comparing single parents to those who are married, cohabiting, or without children, single parents experience the worst work-life balance. A single parent may feel overwhelmed by the demands of juggling child care, a career, paying bills, and maintaining household responsibilities. Single-parent households frequently deal with several extra obligations and possible complications that other families would not. The study also emphasizes the difficulties and coping mechanisms faced by contractual single parents as well as their lived experiences. The study's findings, which were based on an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, were as follows: (1) Work-life balance can be difficult for single parents. They struggle to keep their jobs while taking care of their family because they are the only ones in charge of the children. (2) Single contractual mothers face particular difficulties due to a lack of resources for basic expenses. (3) Contractual single women lean on their kids, the good people in their lives, and their faith in God to get through problems


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