I've only been at this single parenting thing for a few years, but I've learned some valuable lessons (both good and bad) about how relationships are different once you have a tiny person to consider. I've also observed my single mom friends navigating these waters over the years and heard the same few points arise again and again.
As a 40-something neuropsychologist, I've developed a certain perspective on post-divorce dating. As we say in my field, when looking at the data, several patterns emerged.
You're going to be okay. This much I promise. But the sooner you can get honest with your situation and, in turn, be honest with anyone else you bring into it, the more okay you'll be.
While we don't know what was in Søren or Regine's bag, below are a few suggestions regarding what your bag might reveal about your existential lifestyle.
Apparently, Sean had one thing on his mind, and it wasn't a subject with any emotional substance. After all, our courtship was just 24 hours old, and he already wanted to have phone sex.
The key to Cinderella's happiness was that she never allowed all that she lost and all those who mistreated her to define her. She never closed her heart to love. She never felt entitled to more than anyone else had. She didn't strive to be the prettiest girl in the room. She didn't want to stick it to her wicked stepmother and stepsisters.
My eldest daughter began 8th grade this week and I am already overwhelmed with the possibilities and realities that this year holds. In middle school...
If you're not making a few new friends every year, you're not growing or evolving, and if you're single, you're not meeting anyone new period. Your world is staying, well, exactly the same size. And that doesn't create ideal conditions for an expansive new relationship of any stripe.
Just as a coach or trainer would say to his players, "get up, collect yourself, and get yourself back out there!" I say the same to anyone who is looking for love or, a little fun, and not to allow one setback take you out of the action.
Great Love is in going out of your way once in a while to do something thoughtful and loving for your partner, and it's about loving each other even when you hate each other. If you've found this, cherish it -- it IS the fairy tale.
I'm trying this online dating thing. You see, I'm late 30s and almost officially divorced. As a single mom, I don't have much options meeting men and when I do go out, guys in their mid-20s flock to me. It's sweet but not really practical.
If you're seeing multiple warning signs or a progressive pattern develop, you should be concerned. Be wise, trust your instincts, and protect yourself. If something doesn't sound or feel right, do what's best for you and keep yourself safe.
One day Maya felt bold, so she texted Ryan telling him how she felt about him. She revealed that she enjoyed his company and was starting to like him, which is bold and courageous. And then she made one fatal mistake.
But when this couple called it quits, we have to admit, a little part of us died. This couple has been an "item" for most of our lives -- and now they have decided to end their relationship, which had been going strong since 1978 as of last Tuesday.
We spend so long getting to know someone before we commit to a relationship with them, yet when we break up its simply over, it ends. What if we applied the same mindset to a break up and "un-dated" someone?
Where there are humans and Internet connection, there were Ashley Madison accounts created. Here's a look at some of the highest and lowest cheating populations worldwide.