Sitting here listening to women complain about how men have failed, no! wait, that’s an understatement, completely butchered their parental roles/duties. Most of these women as you can imagine, had their partner’s bail on them either while pregnant or after the birth of their child(ren). Getting child support is just another issue and it’s not that their partner’s aren’t well off; they just don’t want to support their own (telling it like it is).
My contribution, though straight to the point, was why bother chase after him as if he isn’t aware of his responsibilities, if he wanted to support, he would have and a while back at that. If you’re in a position to support them yourself, do it. Don’t waste your time and resources (in cases where lawyers are involved) on ‘baggage’. “At least he left,” I told one, “what about the current trend of men who are very much present in your life, living, dressing, driving off you, but would and will not contribute a zip towards your (his included) child(ren). What then? Count your blessings and move on coz believe me, you don’t want to be stuck with this one.”
The sad part is that this current trend is alive and contagious at the very least, spewing into households alike. Then again, that’s a rant for another day; for now I’ll leave you with these words…
Count your blessing and move on; period!