When my ex-husband and I separated, I thought I’d be single for the rest of my life.
I planned on keeping my married name, raising my 2-month-old daughter alone, and living out some kind of disservice.
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It had been a long time since I viewed myself as an individual rather than a wife or a mother. I was no longer looking for someone to complete my life – that role belonged to my daughter.
You read books on how to give birth and how to breastfeed, but learning how to date when you have a child seems much more complicated.Whether your last relationship was a marriage or a short-lived fling, there’s never a right or wrong time to start dating.As a mom, your heart is already full of love for the tiny person you created.If you’re not sure you have room in your heart (or life) for another person, then you don’t need to add one.You’ll know when you’re ready to start dating again.Talking about an ex is pretty taboo to begin with, but as a dating single parent you might be asking a future partner to deal with your ex being involved in your life. If they’re rude about the situation, then you should let them go.But if they’re being honest in telling you that they’re nervous, then give them a break.This is a no-brainer in the dating world, but it’s especially true when you’re a single parent.If your date asks if your child’s father is still involved, be honest.When you keep that in mind, you find that dating as a single mom is a little less terrifying.But if you’re still hesitant to re-enter in the dating world, here are some tips to make dating when you have a child a little less scary.