I was married for 12 years. We had 5 amazing and beautiful children. I did enjoy parenting as a couple. It sure did make things a lot easier, and less stressful. I have been a single parent for almost 10 years now. And, honestly, I prefer it. He is still in their lives, but not as a "parent" really. When one of our children has a great accomplishment, I feel more pride because I honestly view it as my victory. I raised them, I have sacrificed for them, I guided them. His influence was always there, but mine has been stronger. And, I wouldn't change that for anything. What do you think? Are you a single parent? Do you think kids should be raised by both parents?