That does not mean, however, that you have to resign yourself to pining over that brilliant single-mother or talented single-father from afar.
You can still date a parent as long as you make sure your expectations are realistic.
This blog curates the voices of the Division of Psychoanalysis (39) of the American Psychological Association.
Mitchell Milch, LCSW, submits this post: For many single parents, casual dating can be frustrating and annoying.
Just keep in mind as you go through the process what kind of stepparent your love interest might be to your kids.
We don’t know someone intimately until we get a flavor of the ghosts of seasons past we will be dealing with from time to time.
I say this no matter how great is the chemistry and/or level of comfort between the two of you.
At the risk of mortally wounding your fantasies, ask clarifying questions, observe responses, and continue to reflect on what’s happening between you.
When you process these interactions with your date is your reality in the same ballpark as his?