When G was just a few months old I had an acquaintance who had a 5 year old and 1 year old. She had a nice home and I thought she was pretty cool. Really she was. One time when her husband was away, again, on business she said "I'm a single parent this week."
I felt like that was a little lame because I grew up in a one parent situation, a lot of my childhood. And I know it was hard for my mom, and that was even with consistent financial support. So c'mon. Just because your husband is not present for a few days does not make you a single mom.
This week P is off on his first business trip and I'm missing him, and grateful for all the support he provides even when he's not here.