"I went to a therapist, wrote in my journal, and spent time with my friends and family.
I was afraid that if I jumped right back in, I'd just end up in another unhealthy relationship with someone else--which wouldn't be good for me or my kids." She took the plunge about five months after she and her husband separated.
Now is the time to begin thinking about custody and visitation.
In most states, if you are unmarried at the time of your child's birth, you will have what is known as "presumed custody." However, if your child's father is to be truly included, you will both need to think about setting up a regular visitation schedule.
Know as well that the state will require you to file for child support before allowing you to file for government assistance.
One minute I was dancing around the living room singing "Do you believe in life after love?