There is someone I know who responded to me a little coldly a while back. As I write this, it occurs to me that I could simply have asked her if I had offended her, which I will now try to find a diplomatic way of doing. All the same though, it got my mind thinking and wondering how I may have offended her. Something that I hit on was this: apologies if I was a little clumsy in a previous blog post I wrote about single mothers. What I was trying to communicate in that post was not really about single mothers per se, but rather about living with tight financial constraints. I was trying to make the point that being a single mother makes it much more likely that you will find yourself living in tight financial constraints. And then that almost inevitably has an impact on your children that you are bringing up in those circumstances.
I apologise to anyone who may have been offended by my words. Honestly, I grew up with both parents. However, in some ways my own childhood circumstances made a comparably negative impact on me, which is why I have avoided marriage until I have acquired a measure of financial stability in my own right.