- A young lady recently took to Twitter to share some advice with the friends of single mothers
- In the post, she lists different things that those friends can do to make a single mother's life easier
- The post received many likes and comments from Twitter users who shared mixed reactions to the advice
Being a single mommy can't be easy, which is why single mothers need a lot of support from their loved ones and friends. A young lady, @NokShabangu recently reiterated just how important that help was by sharing some interesting advice with the world.
"The hardest realisation, which is a recent one... is that friends don’t really know what it takes to support a single mother. Here are 3 cheap & consistent ways: 1. OFFER to babysit the child for a weekend every few months 2. Help with a monthly expense. 3. Ask her how you can help.
"They're often the first/loudest ones to sing your praise... “Nokwanda is doing so well with Zaïre. He’s so clever, well-mannered and...” they don’t know what it actually takes or what you’re really going through
"Sometimes, I don’t even share because I feel as though I’m always complaining. Anytime you delve into your emotions the first response is “I’m sure you’ll find a way”, “You’ve made it this far”. The unspoken sentiments are where I’ve drawn the line cause this is the life I choose," she wrote.
Soon locals were in the comment section sharing mixed reactions to the post. Read a few of them below.
"Bathong! I chose to wait and not have a child because I can’t afford one yet, so how then am I expected to support my friend’s child? Le hlanya gore on this app! (some people are crazy)."
"Lol bruh it’s your kid nyalo we should suffer?"
"The problem is you feel the world owes you for the decisions YOU made. You are entitled and uyagula. You need help."
"It's not always easy, I don't even know how I manage. Even when it's my kid's birthday it scares me coz he's getting older and somehow I feel incompetent or clueless on how to raise him properly. The family has always supported me so I hope they do the same for you. All the best."
In other Briefly.co.za news, December has arrived and South Africans could not be any more excited - after the tough year everyone's had no one can blame them. Taking to Twitter, many of them reflected on all the happenings of 2020.
Soon #KeDezembaBoss was trending with Mzansians all sharing their thoughts on the new month and what it will bring for them. While a lot of locals promised to party their lives away, others chose to use the time to make resolutions for the year that lies ahead.
Hundreds of tweets using the hashtag subsequently flooded Mzansi timelines. Briefly.co.za took the opportunity to compile a few of the many interesting #KeDezembaBoss tweets. One person, @DunguMhangwana said:
"I feel sorry for my parents because once I leave home this coming weekend, they'll see me in January. #KeDezembaBoss"
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