On dating a single mom

It is no doubt overwhelming, and certainly something you can’t do on your own.Single moms need friendship, long for meaningful companionship, and can easily be frustrated and impatient with not having someone to share the responsibilities.Last time I wrote about how becoming a single mother meant having your entire life flipped upside-down.You’ve been handed a challenging combination of emotions and responsibilities, and now you’ve got to figure out how to manage.

You may have been in relationships before where someone was very close to their family or had overprotective parents but nothing is quite the same as dating someone who has sole care of their children – especially if you have not got children yourself.As a single mom it is very likely you will want to date sooner than later. Dating is a challenging situation under the best of circumstances.The wrong kind of relationship can suck the life right out of you.For single parents time is usually at a premium and any free time they have will be very precious.When you are first getting to know each other, if possible, arrange to meet for lunch dates – when the kids are at school – or at weekends if the children stay with their other parent or grandparents.Her time is limited, and much of her energy goes toward taking care of her kids.

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