Single moms don’t have the same free will as other single women.

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We are connected; interwoven with the lives of our children.

We are responsible for their well-being and daily survival.

After my first marriage ended, I was frankly terrified at the prospect of dating again.

I was a mom of two, in my 30s, and stuck in the suburbs.

If the potential new mate understands these dangers and is able to help the divorced parent through these difficulties, the relationship can be one that eases the pain of the divorce for everyone.

If you are a divorced, single mom, you’ve had to heal from the pain of your divorce plus take on the responsibility of doing the majority of the childcare.

In big cities, especially LA, it’s hard to meet new people. You’re in your home, in your car on the freeway sitting in traffic, or in your office. I went to a few bars with other newly single moms and felt so creepy expectantly perched on a bar stool. What eventually changed my mind were other recently divorced moms who had met great men online.

I thought that only loser-ish people who ate Beefaroni out of a can and lived in their Mother’s basement were online dating. I figured if they could find the courage to try it, so could I. ) I did “run into” a former client online, it wasn’t that uncomfortable. I’ve also found that if you are over 40, this whole online dating thing might make you uncomfortable.

Healing the Pain of Divorce: Part of moving on to a new life is healing the pain left from the old one.