Dating

How Dating May Be Making You Toxic, Stop Dating & Start Healing – Single Mum, Parents Article

Normally I am a HUGE HUGE advocate of dating because I feel it is an excellent way to get yourself out there, discover what you want in a relationship, or even help you with self-esteem, and feeling comfortable with the opposite sex BUT not everyone should date. In fact, some of you need to stop dating ASAP. Because the more you do it the more you do it the more you are causing your own self pain because some of…

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Drifting Apart: How Bad Things Happen Even When it Feels Like Nothing Happened – Single Dad, Parents Article

Did you almost cry but pretend like you weren’t because crying over a volleyball feels REALLY stupid when you watched our boy Tom lose his only friend in the movie “Cast Away”? Whatever. That’s what I did. (Image/newsmov.biz) I almost wrote something outrageous about how Galileo Galilei’s and Isaac Newton’s first law of motion was effing up relationships. The first law of motion—also called the “law of inertia”—states that a body or object at rest remains at rest, and that…

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Are you DONE kissing frogs? | – Single Mum, Parents Article

Haven’t you found THE man to be the father of your child yet? And maybe you have already kissed a number of frogs that unfortunatelyremained… frogs! Please don’t worry! A lot of the women I have spoken with have periodically had thoughts like: “I’m not good enough” or “I don’t deserve love” or “I don’t deserve to be a mother” or “There must be something wrong with me since I haven’t found the rightman yet”. I would L-O-V-E to inspire…

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Do You Know The Difference Between a Codependent & Interdependent Relationship? · Divorced Moms – Single Mum, Parents Article

I was surprised to learn that this grove of Aspen trees is actually one organism, sharing one root system. Each of us also is an interconnected community of 70 trillion cells. Biologist Bruce Lipton believes that together we’re “one collaborative superorganism.” I love that Facebook allows us to connect one-to-one all over the planet. For the movie: click here. Society is highly specialized and interdependent so that few of us would know how to survive without running water, electricity, and a…

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How the Color Purple is Harming Your Relationships – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Science) Pop quiz: If your relationship problems are decreasing mathematically and your romantic partner is observably adjusting his or her behavior in an honest attempt to connect with you emotionally, but your brain and subsequent emotions are telling you otherwise, is your relationship actually improving? But Matt! What a silly question! If my partner were lovingly changing their behavior for my benefit and the benefit of our relationship, my mind and heart would NEVER tell me otherwise! Awww. It’s cute…

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Would You Leave Your Spouse Over Dirty Dishes?: A Lesson on Conflict Management – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/HuffPost) We pulled into our parking space in Florida’s version of the “happiest place on earth,” and all of my insides were knotted up. In my left pocket was the most expensive thing I’d ever bought—a pretty pear-shaped diamond engagement ring I’d been secretly paying off for months. This felt like the place. Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. She loved Disney. This felt like the time. The Fourth of July. She loved fireworks. I wasn’t tense because I was planning a…

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How to Comfort (and Not Comfort) Someone Going Through a Divorce – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Upsplash) Only two kinds of people could help me feel better during my first year of coping with, adjusting to, and healing from my divorce. The first kind of person was a friend or family member who knew me before I was married. My relationship with them lived independent of my marriage. My identity—for them—wasn’t intertwined with me being married. My ex-wife and I were together about 13 years in total, married for nine. And the majority of people in…

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Harness The Power Of Spiritual Fasting & End Lust In Just 3 Days – Single Mum, Parents Article

When people think of lust then typically they associate it with men BUT there are lustful women out there in the world too. I should know because I was one of them. And now I really try to teach women how to stop lusting because I can speak about it from firsthand experience.  Now before we get started you should know that this is a Christian lifestyle blog and so what I am about to say is not only Christian…

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3 Secrets for Getting Your Spouse or Romantic Partner to Do What You Want – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/The Conversation) Imagine a famous influencer—say, Oprah Winfrey—criticizing her audience and demanding that they do something she wanted them to do without so much as the courtesy of telling them why she believed they should. “Oprah’s Book Club sales were down last month and I’m really disappointed in all of you. Tell me again how you’re too poor to afford a $20 book! Yeah, right. I bet you had $20 for fast food, you illiterate fatties,” the Bizarro Oprah might…

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The Mistake Smart People Make That Causes Divorce and Other Miserable Things – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/CBC) How well do you know your spouse or romantic partner? Your parents? Siblings? Best friends? If you were to take a personality test, answering questions as you imagine they would answer them, how confident are you that the results would match reality? People frequently have conflict—often minor, sometimes major—with loved ones and people they spend a lot of time with and know well. And the reason we have conflict with other people is not because we’re dumb nor is…

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