I am right with you on this rose! I am over my son's father, have been for quite some time now and even moved on with someone else. I think what rose is trying to say is that she hurts for her child much like I do. Its not fair that we as mothers just have to "accept it". My sons biological father is over $10,000 behind in child support and all he has gotten is a slap on the wrist, but I get grief every day almost for not providing enough for an autistic child. He has two other kids he fully supports and visits, but he wont take the opportunity to even call mine. Ive done no wrong to the guy, yes it hurts that I know one day, I will be the one to have to look my son in the eye when he asks why his biological father never loved him. We bare it all and yet they just keep walking. Maybe it is a blessing dads like these types aren't around, but why lay a girl down and make a baby and leave? Its ridiculous and we as single mothers somehow get the Rep as being unwed whores. Men are assholes, point blank. Now its up to us as mothers to correct the new generation to helping women. So, fyi, if u bump into a scotty bookout in Knoxville tn, tell him to pay his $10,000 first for his son first before having another!