Today, we live in a new era of divorce and remarriage, and many children don’t get to choose which parent to live with.
I have a memory of walking down the street with my mother, around the age of five, thinking about a conversation I’d had with some other children in the schoolyard a few days earlier.
One of them had asked, “Who do you like more, your mom or your dad?
High school sweethearts, we married a year after I graduated and by the time we separated we had three kids, ages 14, 11 and 9. Well, I hadn't been in any relationship except the one with my husband since I was 18. The truth is, finding people to date post-divorce may be more difficult. You will now need to consider not only whether or not your prospective partner is suitable for you, but also if said partner is suitable to co-parent. My advice is to pay attention to potential singles in the produce aisle, as right away, you know they're healthy. But, at some point your mortality is likely to catch up to you, and you will realize that you don't want to be alone forever.
The day we sat on the sofa and broke the news, my daughter could only yell, "I high school! Therefore each first date becomes a sort of internally conducted interview for your future.
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Single-parent households, whether due to divorce, breakups or death, are more commonplace today than they were 20 years ago, according to 2013 information from the American Psychological Association.
Parents may still smart from the sting of rejection divorce inevitably is; they may keep rehashing difficult moments and wondering if they could still rewrite the script; their minds may be preoccupied with making ends meet or other concerns.
Many parents are focused so intently on court cases for custody that, ironically, they spend more time and thought on the case than on the child.
"Pardon sir, but I would like to inquire, how many pair of dirty boxers are strewn about your bedroom?