Relationships

How To Make New Friends at Midlife – The Real Chic Life – Single Mum, Parents Article

This probably shouldn’t be titled specifically for those of at midlife because I know a lot of younger women struggle with this too. When we are in school it’s easy to make friends with the person sitting next to us in class and later the girl who shares our dorm room if we’re lucky and share not only proximity but some other common interest. As life changes and our situations do too we make friends at work or become besties…

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Must Women Leave Men to Get Them to Change? – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/David Colarusso)“Would you have changed if she had not left you?” Within an hour of answering this exact question in the comments of How to Change Your Shitty Husband, someone else sent an email asking the same question, and whether I’d written an article about it before. I have answered this question many times—but I think thoughtlessly and too cynically. Maybe because I thought the question was actually about me. Maybe sometimes it is. Wives and girlfriends, I think, are…

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Toxic And Bad Mother-Son Relationship Effects Can Be Everlasting. The Story Never Told Before | Indian Parenting & Motherhood Blogger – Parents Article

by Swati Mehra The love of a mother is not always unconditional. Sometimes it leads to a share of pain. Bad mother-son relationship effects can be everlasting. Here is a story which should be told as often as possible Mothers are perfect, and their love profound. Haven’t we heard this always? Everybody loves their mom. Right? Well, maybe not always. There, my friends, exists a world of mommy issues, the companion to the ever-so-infamous daddy issues. Mother’s influence on the…

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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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Obvious Signs You’re In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship & Don’t Know It – Single Mum, Parents Article

If you are involved in an emotionally abusive relationship then know that your mental well being, how you feel about yourself, and the types of relationships you feel you deserve are at risk.  I think often times we can be with emotionally abusive men and not even know it. I know I didn’t. Not at first. I can speak from experience, I was with an emotionally abusive man particularly my son’s father. I do not think that I realized it…

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Sex and dating advice for single moms by a 90-year-old single mom – Single Mum, Parents Article

Last week, my kids and I visited my mom at her Milwaukee condo, the complex of which is occupied mostly by senior citizens. While lounging by the pool where my kids caused a ruckus, mildly amused and mostly annoyed by the very loud woman who went on and on and ON about how she could not believe the restaurant charged her $2.75 to swap the picadillo peppers for onions, I was delighted when a very elegant, spry older woman sat down next to…

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When should single moms introduce a boyfriend to the kids? – Single Mum, Parents Article

Growing up, my mom, who was divorced, dated a lot for a few years. I loved it. I loved watching her get dressed up to go out to dinner or dancing. I’d sit on her bed as she’d stand at the dresser and set her blond, permmed hair on rollers, apply makeup and a spritz of Norell, her signature fragrance. She was happy, looked like she felt pretty. Then the cool teenage babysitter arrived , and my brothers and I did everything we could do…

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How to get a background check for free (and reasons why you should) – Single Mum, Parents Article

I still remember the raised eyebrow stare my brother flashed my way. I told him I was meeting a male friend I hadn’t seen since high school. “Be careful,” he said, looking at me sideways. “You missed two decades.” My friend and I had a great time, but my brother had a point:it pays to be cautious these days. If you feel there’s more to a person’s story, or need to do a deep dive before you agree to a…

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Do you feel guilty for divorcing a nice guy? Here’s how to cope… – Single Mum, Parents Article

Recently a mom emailed me: I feel so guilty for leaving my marriage. My husband is a really, really nice guy. He is a great dad, loves me a lot, has a good career. There was nothing really wrong with our marriage. I just didn’t love him any more and wanted out.  Now, our divorce is almost finalized, and we have all been so devastated — especially our kids. Now they have to schlep back and forth between two homes, go…

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