This is a question for both single parents now and single parents that were.
Back story is that I am financially independent from FOB. We recieve no support at all with a nil assessment. I work part time however still recieve a fair amount of benefits from government support.
My issue is, what happens when I decide to take a relationship further. I will obviously loose some of the pPS because I will no longer be classed as single, however I dont want a new partner to be responsible for me financially and secondly responsible financially for my child.
So what do you do in that kind of situation? Break it off until in a position to be completely financially independent from all govt assistance etc on your own? Break it off with the fellow because he shouldnt have to pick up the slack for a child that isnt his?
Im not sure what to do, my biggest fear is having to rely on someone else again.
Has anyone faced these issues and what was the outcome?