Because of the challenges that come with being a single parent, these two mothers have made the decision to move in together.
After Samantha Best, 24, of New Plymouth, New Zealand, and Lauren Robinson, 26, of Australia split up with their respective partners in April 2021, they came to the conclusion that it would be best for them to live together.
Both Lauren and Samantha consider themselves to be soulmates, and they are the moms of children of the same age (five years old for Haidyn and four years old for Kaelin, respectively).
Samantha, who moved to Auckland to be with Lauren, stated that the two of them were inseparable. “Lauren and I are inseparable.”
In May of this year, we moved into a house together after I made the decision to relocate back to Auckland in search of better employment possibilities.
“Living with Lauren makes everything a lot simpler. We have been able to divide our expenses and we are able to assist one another with childcare; for example, if one of us is occupied, the other can pick up both of the kids from school; if one of us needs to go out, the other can watch the children; and so on. We have been successful in dividing our finances.
In the beginning, Samantha’s decision to end her marriage of five years was difficult for her, but both she and her ex-husband now consider Lauren’s daughter to be a member of the family.
Samantha states that her family was completely on board with her decision to move far away for the benefit of both her job and the well-being of her child.
She went on to say, “Every two weeks, I make the trip back to New Plymouth so that Kaelin can see his dad and so that I can see my family.”
People frequently mistake the two female friends for a lesbian relationship because of the fact that they co-parent their children together, the two friends have said, and they have noted that this occurs to them quite frequently.
They argued that other mothers who were raising children on their own would benefit from hearing about their experiences.