Quite honestly, how many married parents can count on the opportunity for a "mini-vacation" every two weeks?
As an added bonus, the more you accomplish, the better and more confident you feel about yourself and your abilities – and the more you , for example, will ease stress and tension for both parent and child.
This is particularly true if the former spouse was abusive, or the relationship was particularly contentious.
Single parents also cite with the children as a benefit.
Without a spouse taking up time with needs and requests, a single parent has more time – and energy - for the children.
Sometimes, one doesn't realize how tiresome it's been to continually have to nag a spouse to take out the garbage, until you no longer have to.