Advice for dating a single mother
In some respect my parents’ relationship and not having my dad there full time actually helped me prepare for fatherhood in ways I couldn’t comprehend until I was this age.
Once your late 20s-early 30s, being a relationship with a single mother is a serious possibility.
The last few women that I’ve met didn’t have children.
Coupled with the idea of finding someone to love again, I know that the idea of attaching myself to a kid that isn’t mine is too much.
You can only hope that the environment remains cordial.
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No matter how much you love the child, it may always be different.
And at this point, I don’t want to be overwhelmed by someone else’s experience of fatherhood before mine gets a chance to really start.
Blended families and the role of stepparents isn’t a particularly new phenomenon in the family structure.
We see it in celebrity culture – the Kardashian/Jenner clan and Will Smith’s family for instance.
For example, if one of the biological parents tends to be a harsher disciplinarian, as a stepparent, you become the family’s glue. One thing I learned in dealing with a single mom is that even when a child isn’t yours, they have a profound effect on who you become as a man.