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The Financial and Emotions of Single Parents vs Both Parents In the past twenty-years we have seen a growing number of single parents About fifty percent of single mothers and fathers are not remarrying The health of members of single-parent families may be poor because of various conditions prevailing in this type of family set-up Three of the main ones are the financial situation the accumulation of social roles and the emotional life of members of single-parent families The financial situation of single-parent families is very often precarious The income of a single parent earning minimum wage falls far short of what is required to be self-sufficient in many states according to a report in the New York Journal Even those parents that have well above minimum wage jobs are struggling to make ends meet Single parents find themselves not able to provide all their family needs Married parents may not be able to provide everything for their families but are able to get most of their needs Married parent are confronted with this similar situation but its not as stressful because there are two incomes coming into the household They may feel the pressures just as a single family but they have one another for moral support An advantage both parents have but a challenge for single parents Then there is the accumulation of social roles Sometimes society gives the impression of being prejudice of single parents Single parents many times confront people who blame them for their current situation This creates a physical and psychological overload that can also have repercussions on the children Some companies would prefer to give the job to a married parent than a single parent They feel that single parents will not be able to keep work and family life from conflicting with each other compared to married parents that share the responsibility Marry parents are looked at by society with
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