Books on dating for single moms
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Whether you’re divorced and co-parenting with an ex, never married, or chose to be a single mom, one thing’s for sure: Once you’ve crossed over to single mom status, life will never be the same again. Then there’s the sinking guilt of raising my son without his father and the exhaustion of having to do it all.
I never say anything negative and know this conversation will evolve as my son grows older and more curious. And rest assured that it’s normal for you to feel sad, anxious, guilty or even enraged after having this tricky conversation. You definitely need help It’s a single mom’s instinct to feel like she needs to do it all, but that's not realistic or rational.
Obviously, I have no other choice, since there’s no other parent to take turns with. I’ve learned to scarf a salad and work through lunch, and even accepted that I’ll have to get work done after my little guy goes to bed, too.As a five-year veteran of the single mom gig, I’ve been on a constant emotional rollercoaster — feeling like queen of the universe for potty-training my son in a month, panicking at 3 a.m., as I nurse his 104-degree fever, and even doing a happy dance after dropping him off at day care. Being a single mom is pretty much as tough as it’s cracked up to be, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love it.You’ve got to work at having a social life Office happy hours, a girlfriend’s jewelry party and an impromptu date all take a backseat to your child (and so do dental appointments and pedicures).She’s a market editor-at-large, and has been a contributor to several parenting publications.
Her son is five years old.* Plus, more from The Bump: The Truth About Being a Working Mom Chat With Other Single Moms 7 Surprising (and Sweet!It’s nice to occasionally get away, have a drink and recharge my batteries.