Dating

6 Things To Think About Before Having Sex With Your Ex – Single Mum, Parents Article

  Should you have sex with your ex? One thing is for sure, if you are newly divorced and have been without sex for a while, it can be tempting. When certain urges hit what better way to satisfy those urges than with someone you have a shared intimate history? If that is, you are still the least bit attracted to your ex. Keep in mind before going there that it will no longer be sex with your spouse, it…

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The Idea That Would Have Saved My Marriage and Might Save Yours – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Redbubble) The reasons more than half of all romantic relationships (including marriage) fail are not obvious to most people. If you need proof, just ask your current or former relationship partner to share their beliefs about what you experience—good and bad—in your relationship, (or your reasons for wanting to leave your former partner). I’m willing to bet that eight—probably nine—times out of 10, their answer will fall well short of accurately describing your experiences, highlighting all of the ways they…

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The 6 best dating apps for people who hate dating apps – Single Mum, Parents Article

So, you’re over your last relationship, you’ve enjoyed your single time and now you’re ready to start dating again, yay.The only thing is, the game has changed … big time.If you want to find your Mr Right or just some fun, you’re gonna have to brave the world of online dating … however much you hate the idea of it.Rather than looking at your phone with distaste, it is time embrace what is on offer (both with dating apps and…

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The Top 3 Keys to Smart Dating – Single Mum, Parents Article

A million things I need to handle today rush through my mind and dating is not not anywhere on that list. I thank the barista for the liquid gold she hands me. As I turn to leave a man, collides with me, spilling my rare treat everywhere. He’s cute, I think as I glance up from retrieving my cup. He quickly apologizes and grabs for some napkins, offering to buy me another. I laugh, forgive him, and accept his offer…

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6 Warning Signs You Are Dating a Narcissist – Single Mum, Parents Article

Could you be dating a narcissist and not even know it? After starting to date again after divorce, I often found myself drawn toward highly successful professional men who are competitive in business and strongly determined to continue to build their own financial empire.  Their determined, confident attitudes and visible business successes appealed to my strong desires for security and stability. A recent first date I went on was with this type of guy. My date with a dentist turned…

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Save Your Marriage Using the Monster-Under-the-Bed Theory – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/John Lewis) Imagine getting a phone call. You answer. A stranger on the other end of the line identifies his or herself as a law enforcement agent. You feel a little flutter of anxiety. The law enforcement official names someone you love dearly. Maybe it’s the name of a family member. “There’s been an accident. I’m so sorry. Would you be willing to come downtown to identify the body?” Shock. Disbelief. Disoriented. Maybe the most unspeakably painful feeling that you…

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Dating 911! A Second Date Horror Story – Single Dad, Parents Article

Welcome to 2020.  Land of craziness which we can all see so clearly now.  Which means it’s past due for our follow-up to our first date series covering the dreaded second date.  Honestly, go back thirty years and the second date probably didn’t have quite so much importance.  But the changing landscape of dating transformed what should be a standard second time to meet someone into an outsized monolith of biblical proportions when it comes to dates.  Why?  How?  What…

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Break Toxic Communication Habits with The STFU Method – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/The Cheap Place) Actor and comedian Denis Leary has a bit in his hilarious 1992 stand-up act No Cure for Cancer where he jokes about developing a revolutionary new form of therapy that involves him curing his patients by angrily telling them to shut the fuck up. Leary’s kidding. He’s telling absurd jokes to elicit laughter. And while I use profanity infinitely less often than early-90’s Leary, it occurs to me that I have spent the past several months offering…

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Dating Mind Games That Men Play & How To Not Fall Prey – Single Mum, Parents Article

This may come as a complete shock to you but there are mind games men play with women on dates. I know we would all like to believe that people have the best intentions for us on a date and that the fluff that men feed to us is genuine BUT sometimes, in fact, many times, that is simply not true. Men play mind games with women on a date because they want to feed you a pipe dream to…

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