Dating a divorced mom
Whether you are a mother or father, after divorce, life changes dramatically.You have had to heal from the pain of your divorce, and you may have also taken on the responsibility of primary care for your child(ren).It's not about being in your 20s or your 30s or your 40s; it's about keeping it together during a living room performance of and wiping butts and doing laundry. There is nothing more beautiful than a joyful child.Before pursuing a relationship, make sure you’re comfortable with it. A single mom won’t introduce you to her kids until she knows it’s serious.Any single mom will place her children above you as a priority. If she must choose, who to take a bullet for, don’t be surprised to learn that it’s not you! If you have your own children in the mix as well, it takes careful scheduling. For it to become serious, you need time alone to explore your relationship.
They’re not going to demand 100% of your time and attention, because they cannot reciprocate. She may be emotionally scarred from her previous relationship.
Cathy Meyer is a certified divorce coach, marriage educator, freelance writer, and founding editor of Divorced
As a divorce mediator, she provides clients with strategies and resources that enable them to power through a time of adversity.
Do make her a mixed CD and enjoy watching Netflix together after the kiddos hit the hay. Throw everything you know about scheduling out the window.
It's also a real question that single moms actually hear. Planning time for mascara is hard enough; popular culture becomes the Great White Buffalo.