The internet is a bizarre, highly-curated universe. Deception abounds -- from false OKCupid profiles, to the Instagram accounts of fake-buttocked, dead-eyed "models" who desperately shill detox teas. Trolling is a sport. Misinformation and lies are a universal truth. Anyone trying to participate online should accept this.
As moms, we all struggle in different ways. Whether it's with post-partum depression, balancing motherhood with work, separation anxiety, sleeping, etc. we are all coming to the table with something that we could all use some help with. Instead of lashing out labeling someone as less than a great mother, perhaps kindness is a better option.
I don't need Alex to complete me, I don't need to backpack through Europe to "find myself," and I don't need to date 20 more people to make sure he's the one. I'm not going to live my life in fear of divorce or poverty or anything else for the sake of other people, because at the end of the day, it's my life, my love and my happiness.