Well, yes it can!
As a single parent I can tell you this.
If you wait for things to get better and do nothing its not going to happen. If you sit in your home waiting for Mr or Mrs Knight in shining armour to appear, chances are it won't happen. In short if you're sitting in a room doing nothing, then nothing will change, improve or get better.
You must plan for your future, search your heart, soul and mind for a master plan, and have the courage to see it through.
Take that step!