When God created us, He created us to live in a family. Jesus lived with his foster father Joseph and his mother Mary. God never intended for us to live alone.
How do boys learn their masculinity? Boys learn to be boys through their fathers or father figures. How do girls learn their femininity? Girls learn to be girls through their mothers or mother figures. When that fatherly or motherly love is missing that can create a wound in our spirit which can manifest in different ways.
Children of single parents disadvantaged for longer(see report below)