Whatever the sacrifices were, we liked what we had. Many times a day — especially now that we all live together in an apartment in Brooklyn — I ask myself, “Am I still a single mom? I felt proud to be a solo parent and idolized the single moms who helped me get there.He has let her know how much he admires her for raising her daughter alone, and he even paid for sitters when they went out. So far, he has worked around her schedule (i.e., no pouting because she can’t see him every weekend).
But women new to single motherhood may still be learning how to balance their new dating life with their job as a full-time single mom.
If you are with a very recently single mother she may still have feelings for her ex, after all, they did have a child together. Dating someone when an ex is still in the picture, even moreso when it is her child's father, can be a bit awkward at first. Single moms have much, much more to worry about than when you're going to call next.
Be careful and watch for signs that she really isn't over him but make sure you communicate any concerns you have with her directly. Her hands are full as it is so throw the games out the window.
A single mom friend wrote to me yesterday to update me about her dating life.
I could send her back a long diatribe on what I think about her possible romance with The Older Man, but I’d love to hear what have to say: You see, my very smart, gorgeous, successful single mom friend — who’s turning 34 next week and has a beautiful daughter — recently met a 54-year-old man through work. He has asked her out a couple of times and told her that he’s very attracted to her.