Pros and cons of dating a single mother
And while there’s much to celebrate, it’s also important to prepare for the many challenges you’re going to face as you transform what was “his” and “hers” into “ours.” Before you take your relationship to the next level by getting married or moving in together, explore the following questions: How Will We Make Our Relationship a Priority?
- Especially if you’re used to being alone on dates or at one another’s homes, living together with your children is going to be an adjustment.
Don’t wait for some type of “problem” to pop up before you decide to intentionally tend to your relationship with your partner.
Make plans to continue dating one another or schedule an occasional weekend getaway so that you can have some time alone. - Your kids may have very mixed feelings about living together.
Will you have autonomy to make decisions on behalf of yourself and your children, or will all financial decisions need to be discussed together?
It is not a surprise to meet a single mom nowadays.
The divorce statistics beat new records every year.
I’m very thankful that I had my son before I got married, because I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have married the kind of person that I would like to be married to now.
Even aside from that, I can decide to do “crazy” things like live in a van or move hundreds of miles away to get a cheap house. I can take off at a moment’s notice for anywhere that I can afford to go, and stay for months at a time if I have a mind to. I’m sure I would still have a close relationship with my son, but when it’s just the two of you, I think there is a little something extra.