Single mum dating
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.
It’s forever and children deserve that commitment from you.
Dating a single mom and ultimately creating a blended family is extremely challenging too.
Dating a single mom forces you to learn and practice a deeper level of understanding and compassion.
You can only hope that the environment remains cordial.
If it doesn’t, the unfortunate pitfall is that you’ve developed a bond with a child that may find out one day his/her father held negative opinions about you. No matter how good your intentions are, it could leave a damaging effect on them as adults knowing that their other parent never accepted you.
Blended families and the role of stepparents isn’t a particularly new phenomenon in the family structure.
We see it in celebrity culture – the Kardashian/Jenner clan and Will Smith’s family for instance.