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#IAmMother: Zandile’s Story

Zandile Mpumuza What makes motherhood lonely sometimes?

What makes one lonely as a parent sometimes, is being alone, not having a family. I am a mother without a family, I stay alone at home, so at times I feel the need to speak to someone if my child is sick I feel lonely, because I don’t have anyone to ask about what I should do now. So there are many things that make me feel lonely as I have explained that me and the father of my child are no longer together, so being a parent at that time feels lonely because I don’t have anyone who supports me. On many occasions I have to stand on my own, I have make decisions on my own, and I have to think about what is best for my child. I have to go out and give my child all that I have, so I feel lonely most of the time because I don’t have a lot of support.