Michelle - posted on 02/13/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
I've been a strong and brave single mom of my precious 7 year old daughter since she was 18 months old. I'm now 42 and longing for adult companionship including the intimacy that goes with it often. So I started dating last fall and have had a relatively okay time. Met some really nice men, but not the right fit. Until four weeks ago- I met the man of my dreams (or not since it's already over). The 14 year age difference between us and the fact that he was beginning to plan for retirement, while I as he puts it am hitting my stride professionally, was too much for him. Most likely though it was the fact that he just separated from his wife (she left him) in Oct. I'm an idiot. And now feeling my vulnerable and hopeless than I was before I started dating again.
Anyone out there feeling what I am? Surely I'm not the only 42 year old single mama going through this.... would be so grateful for your thoughts, and suggestions on how to pull myself up out of the sadness I feel. Thanks in advance!