Ideally, a man who pursues a single mother should ask himself the following:
"What type of behavior is appropriate around her child or children?"
"What should I expect from her as a mother and partner?"
"Can I build and grow a successful relationship with her and her children?"
All very important questions to ask, but not always easy to answer.
These days, the number of single mothers between ages 20 - 40 seem staggering. If you're on the dating scene, it is very likely that your next love interest will be a single mom. Her children may or may not continue to interact with the father, but will usually have some contact with other men such as grandfathers and uncles. Nevertheless, special attention must be given in situations where a man's behavior can dictate whether he becomes a life partner, or just another date.
Here are a few tips for men who are considering life with a single mother:
Even though you may be attracted to a sexy single mom and wish to spend ungodly amounts of time with her, she has more to think about than just sex and dating. Her children will always come first and competing for that position is futile.
There are, however, several roles the mom must play when engaging in a relationship with a new partner:
It takes a certain type of man to mentor and care for another man's children. A single mother who allows a man into the lives of her children also bears some responsibility. She must make sure her new partner knows her plans for the future and how he fits into the grand scheme.
Meeting a single mother is easy. Figuring out how to handle a potential family is where the heavy lifting comes in:
But a man who wishes to be with a single mother has much to contemplate. He has to weigh options and consider the feelings of everyone involved. More importantly, he must remember that a long-term relationship will include more than just his partner.
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