Jermetrice Watson, like many mothers, wants what's best for her 11-year-old son: a safe home, success in school, good friends. Happiness.

As a single mom, she knows that providing for her son rests on her shoulders alone.

"I try to do it on my own the best way I can," Watson said.

She met her son's father, Joe Jenkins, through a friend. She initially didn't want to talk to him. He was persistent, though. They started dating.

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