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Life in a single parent household — though common — can be quite stressful for the adult and the children.Members may unrealistically expect that the family can function like a two-parent family, and may feel that something is wrong when it can not.

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Single parenthood has been common historically due to parental mortality rate (due to disease, wars and maternal mortality).Single parenting has become a norm in the United States and is a trend found in multiple other countries.The morality and advisability of single motherhood has long been debated in the US.From 1980 to 2009, the percentage of single-parent households jumped to 29.5%.At the 2013 census, 17.8% of New Zealand families were single-parent, of which five-sixths were headed by a female.Single-parent families in New Zealand have fewer children than two-parent families; 56% of single-parent families have only one child and 29% have two children, compared to 38% and 40% respectively for two-parent families.

Single parents in the UK are almost twice as likely to be in low-paid jobs as other workers (39% of working single parents compared with 21% of working people nationally).

Historical estimates indicate that in French, English, or Spanish villages in the 17th and 18th centuries at least one-third of children lost one of their parents during childhood; in 19th century Milan about half of all children lost at least one parent by age 20; in 19th century China almost one-third of boys had lost one parent or both by age 15.

Divorce was generally rare historically (although this depends by culture and era), and divorce especially became very difficult to obtain after the fall of the Roman Empire, in Medieval Europe, due to strong involvement of ecclesiastical courts in family life (though annulment and other forms of separation were more common).

Support from friends, other family members and the church or synagogue can help too.

But if family members are still overwhelmed and having problems, it may be time to consult an expert.

Historically, death of a partner was a major cause of single parenting.