Single parent families and dating
At the risk of mortally wounding your fantasies, ask clarifying questions, observe responses, and continue to reflect on what’s happening between you.When you process these interactions with your date is your reality in the same ballpark as his?At the risk of mortally wounding your fantasies, ask clarifying questions, observe responses, and continue to reflect on what’s happening between you. I know, the disappointment of letting those go is necessary.As a kid, I harbored a special fondness for movies in which the entire plot was children destroying their parents’ new-found love, no doubt a byproduct of my own issues with my stepmother and then-stepfather.
Most relationships destined to end when the blooms of infatuation fades are likely to end in the first six months.It’s hard enough to make an intelligent and reasonable judgment about selecting a partner without complicating the matter further.Just keep in mind as you go through the process what kind of stepparent your love interest might be to your kids.Looking for a new partner, however, can be downright frightening.
In fact many single parents who are gun shy after divorce go in one of two directions.The faster we move the shorter they tend to be as human beings never measure up to our fantasies of them. The marathon doesn’t really begin until after the first half of the race is over and I contend that most relating doesn’t begin until the flames of infatuation cease to burn in an out of control fashion.