No Sex Rule
Where are your kids? Who is picking them up from school? And who is helping them with their homework? If you say the babysitter then that is the wrong answer. Do not let a man make your forget that. It will cause your kids to resent you. Even when the man is gone, your kids will still be your kids. That also means that when you go out on a date you need to end the date at an appropriate time. It is not good to stay out with your date until 5am and you have to get your children up for school at 6am. Low key the guy is judging you for being a bad mom even if you are with him.
In his head he is thinking her kids her problem, even if he thinks that you abandoning them is wrong. And if he does not understand that what you are doing is inappropriate then he does not understand your priorities, and you should not be with him anyway. I have a blog on when to introduce your man to your children which you can read here. I know sometimes you can think that just because you are dating someone and your kids want to meet him that it is time for you to do take the leap.
Do not do that, every man that you date does not need to meet your children. You need to be VERY particular about who you bring into your home and be sure that you plan on having him around long term. Otherwise, your home become a revolving door.
Either way you go, when you date it is not the time to MAKE a man be a dad to your child. As time progresses and you get more serious, then sure that is something that may happen. But as soon as you date a man, trying to get your child to call the man dad, or force him to play father figure to your child when he does not want to or he is not ready is not a good idea. It can make the child feel uncomfortable because you are trying to shove this random man down their throat and the man uncomfortable because he feels pressured to fill a role he may not be ready for. But you have to get there first.
As things progress into a relationship you will open up about certain things. But the man you are dating does not need to know what a cold hearted bastard your ex is and you hope that he gets killed in a drive by shooting.
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That type of talk makes you sound crazy not like a woman he wants to date. I do not care if you are a mother and have had sex before and I do not care if a man is pressuring you to have sex because you have kids. Click here to read my blog on maintaining celibacy as a single mom.
In the end it is YOUR body, you can do what you want with it, therefore do not feel pressured to have sex with a man. Even if you want to have sex with a man while dating, do not do it.
As a single mom you have to be careful about the perception you put out. Even if you are dating a man for a while, having your man over there while you bump and grind while your children are sleeping is not a good look. If you are asking me then I feel like celibacy is the answer. If he wants to cow aka your vagina then he needs to buy it aka marry you. You should not want to be in a position to just want to go and sleep around with every man that you date. If you are have a daughter, how would you want her to go about these things? Children pay attention to everything you do, and if you are telling her to keep her legs closed then you should set a good example and you do it too.
I am a mother of a son and I do not want him to see my shacking up with some guy. And if I had a daughter then Lord only knows how I would be. In the end, I want to set a good example for my child. I want to show him that men who want to live with their women make the commitment of marriage. I got divorced when my kids were 4 and 2. Now they are 16 and There were some nice relationships.
And because I was emotionally unavailable. My ex is in the picture. She always has been. We live near each other so the kids spend one week with me and then one week with her. So for dating it would appear that this arrangement could be advantageous. If you actually want to date. So some of the rigors of dating that I have encountered have been self-imposed. But I am ok with that. In 12 years my kids have met a fair amount of women, at all stages of relationships.
I have made a lot of mistakes in relationships. This list is to help those who are dating single parents to understand how best to support them and nurture the relationship the right way. But also to help single parents avoid some of the mistakes I have made. Ask questions about their kids. Be interested in what their kids would be like. Look at photos if you are shown them. Especially because single parents date on a variety of timelines. Right after a divorce, when separated, some time after a death. And the timeline is theirs.
For them to decide. Being a single parent is pressure enough. As long as you are an involved parent who cares. Too many of us raises hand have done it too early. Only to realize we made a huge mistake and had to undo what we had done.
No matter how well adjusted we think they are as parents. And you should be really sure that this person is a nice person before you introduce them to your kid s. And that there is potential for them to be around for a while. A kid night is a night when you have your kids with you as a single parent Five minutes before the date, it could get cancelled. For any number of reasons. This is what happens.
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A single parent is about to go out on a date. This is a top 3 perk to being a single parent. Because we all need a break.
Do you hear me? You will never come before their kids. Chew on that for a second. I had a great girlfriend a number of years ago. I think we were in love.
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Although now I see love differently so maybe not as much as I thought. But it was a nice relationship. She had met my kids and was great with them.