Have you ever noticed how right before a big storm hits, everything is quiet and calm? I remember as a child living in Florida, I was always fascinated with the nights before a hurricane would hit. The quiet and calm atmosphere was a complete contrast with the frantically bustling people taking ... Read More »
Dating Advice and Tips
I am ready to start dating again, but how? Now that I am out there, what next? Am I ready for this?
These and many other questions and emotions are addressed through informative yet touching articles on various topics. After divorce, separation or being alone and ready for a relationship, dating can be an unfamiliar and frightening concept . This time something is very different, we now have more than ourselves to worry about, we have our children. Finding out more about unpleasant encounters, handling new relationships, introducing your children, dating advice and tips and so much more can help make our next dating experience a wonderful new adventure.
Paralysis There is this strange dueling that goes on when you reach this stage of simultaneously feeling ready to date again, but also complete terror of even speaking to the opposite sex ever again. Maybe that's a little melodramatic. My landlord is a dude and I can speak to him just ... Read More »
Like attracts like. If you know who you truly are: a person who is mature, responsible, capable, has herself together, a great parent, a hard worker, a kind, compassionate, strong person, then why would you not attract someone similar in a partner? If you find that you are attracting the kind of ... Read More »
If you and your partner are, as they say, "unequally yoked", it has the potential to cause resentment in your children. As you're trying to bring your partner to 'full-blown' maturity, or responsibility, or adulthood, or religion, or spirituality, or strength or whatever it is, your children are ... Read More »
Repulsion I became repulsed - completely repulsed - by the idea of sharing my space, my life, my bed, my words, my ideas, my opinions with another man ever, ever, ever. Everything every man ever did annoyed the living shit out of me. I was not the girl to vent to. If you said, "Ugh, my ... Read More »
Leanna, a mother to a six year old son and a ten year old daughter, fell in love with a new man and became engaged. She was a relatively successful, hardworking woman and her fiance was stumbling in his career, in between jobs and contemplating going in a new direction altogether. Problem was, he ... Read More »
I know what it feels like to be a single mom trying to find love with a vulnerable heart and the most valuable and time consuming responsibility weighing on your shoulders (a.k.a. your kids). Its vulnerability and risk taking at its best! Behind your beautiful smile is a fragile life with everything ... Read More »
I have never been a romantic comedy girl. In 9th grade, Natural Born Killers was my favorite movie. I can still recite it. After that, indie character studies and documentaries became my go-to types. I refused to watch the Notebook. It took years and a handful of guys telling me "no for real, this ... Read More »
As a dating mom, you do not have the luxury of finding a fixer-upper. For the sake of your children, who need a competent adult in their lives, you can't waste time on a potential partner who comes in a box labeled "assembly-required". You need an already put-together, mature, capable, caring ... Read More »
Being alone is hard. Most people who get divorced aren't alone for long, gleefully flinging themselves into one anesthetizing tryst or soon-to-fail relationship after another. But those of us who lean toward masochism choose to hunker down and run headfirst into "dealing with our issues." ... Read More »