Parenting is hard work, especially when you have to go it alone.Single mothers are a fast-growing segment of the population as societal norms and family values shift.Single mothers may find themselves in more of a predicament, especially if her children are still at a very young age.Many single parents have determined a lifestyle and means of raising their children without interference.
Other single parents feel that the parenting side of things is already under control; they simply seek a relationship with someone who understands the commitment of parenthood.
I recognise that in the short to medium term my dating life is going to be very separate from my parenting life, but at some point, if we are going to have a long term relationship, my two lives are going to have to converge.
Through my circle of friends and single moms I meet through this blog, I often hear cries of horror about the thought of single mom dating. What man in his right mind would date someone with so much baggage? Whether the single part was by way of divorce, breakup, death or choice, it was a big deal, and that changed you. I have lunches to make and doctor appointments to schedule. Busy single moms have fewer lonely nights to fill, fewer dinners eaten alone.
Being a single parent does not always entail a past of a failed marriage; however, most single parents find difficulties while pursuing another partner.
Dating can be a rough game from the starting point, whether or not you have children.
People are attracted to these single-mom qualities in a real, meaningful way. Now, I have reached many milestones in my career, relationships, and inner life.