Marti, I am so sorry to hear your news.
I can only imagine how lonely you must feel, but none of these replys from people are hollow ones, people do genuinely care, even if you feel so alone, you're not.
They also always say that it's not time that heals a broken heart, it's what you do in that time that heals.
I would feel exactly the same as you in not wanting to burden people, but in my experience, friends will make time, and they really do care and want to see you happy. Down the track I'm sure you could be there for them just the same. That's what friends do.
Perhaps it's worth calling your Community Centre or child health clinic and see if they know of any single parent groups. I know my girlfriend attends one. They may be able to put in you in touch with a group or even know of someone you can talk to.
Sorry, I don't feel like I've been much help compared to what you must be feeling.
There are also a lot of posts on here in various sections of women who are single parents if you have a search.
Take care and chin up, I hope things get just a little easier.
Laura DS July 03, DD Oct 05, DD Nov 08