Dating advice for divorced moms
One relationship I had that I refer to as my ‘Toxic Time’ was with a guy who I would have introduced to my son, but he never introduced me to his.That’s when I began to realize that he didn’t take the relationship as seriously as I did.My sons range from being protective to being accusatory about where I’m going and what I’m doing.The kids sometimes try to parent me—crazy as it sounds.On the other hand, guys without kids aren’t as open-minded.I remember once opening my phone to take a guy’s number.If I wanted to talk about him, I’d call my therapist.Lisa Iannucci-Brinkley: As a widow, I find it very difficult when guys come on too fast too soon.
Delia Lopez: Guys who think that just because I’m a single mom, I don’t require the same level of chivalry that any other woman deserves.
Carole Brody Fleet: I won’t introduce a man to my child until or unless the relationship becomes exclusive.
While my daughter is certainly aware of anyone with whom I choose to spend time, I don’t like to play ‘revolving door’ with her emotions by introducing her to everyone I go out with. If I’m dating a guy with kids and he introduces me to them, then it seems inevitable that I’ll introduce my son to him.
My son’s photo is my screensaver and, as soon as he saw his photo, he said ‘Wait, let me take your number instead.’ I knew what that meant so I basically told him to kick rocks! I also find that my kids like it if a boyfriend of mine has his own children, so long as they aren’t forced to spend time together. Woods: I would never let a guy I’m casually dating stay over because I have this fear that my son will walk in on a strange guy in my bed.
If I’m in a real relationship, I’ll allow a guy to stay over, but he has to leave before my son wakes up. We simply don’t have the space and even if we did, I would not have a man sleep over unless we were engaged.