Iron Joe wrote:I'm with Abrams on this one. I can't imagine being raised by only one parent.
It happens, though. There is really no legal mechanism that can force you to parent someone. Even if you mandated that they have to spend so much time with the child, there is no way to ensure that is quality time. There are only legal mechanisms to ensure that you are doing your part in maintaining the material well being of your offspring.
I mean, it would have sucked to have not had one of my parents in the picture. I'm sure I would have still turned out an ok guy though. There are plenty of examples of people who have turned out ok being raised by single parents. I don't think it is something we can bring into the equation. Having two parents is not in itself a condition for surviving and developing.