Honestly, being a single parent is kind of great. We don't have to routinely share our beds with anyone else (except maybe your kids from time to time, but hopefully not all the time, because boundaries). We don't have a partner whose needs we have to prioritize. We get to evolve and change as much as we want without considering the impact that change will have on a partner. So it's great, until you experience some of the cruelest things people do to single moms. Then all that goodness? Yeah, well, it doesn't go away, but like the old saying goes: it can be hard to see the forrest through the trees of other people's unnecessary and rude bullsh*t.
Look, I'm not trying to describe some picturesque life in which parenting is exponentially easier without a partner. We all know there are rough things about being a single mom, and we're generally aware of just exactly what those things are. In other words, there's no need to dwell on the negative.
But what you might not know, as someone who has a beloved single mom in their life, is that there are some things you can do to a single mom that, while seemingly innocuous on their own, are so decidedly mean that they're almost unforgivable. The sh*t on this list is blatantly savage, but we are aware that it's possible you just don't know. Well, until now. Now you're very much in the know, my friend, so don't do these things to a single mom. Ever. Just don't.