Am I crazy for wanting to date again?

Nanette - posted on 07/12/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I am a single mother of two about a year and a half ago left a very bad relationship, but really want to date again, is this bad for me for my kids, should I just hold off?

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Brooke - posted on 07/21/2011

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No! Taking care of our children sometimes means taking care of ourselves! That goes the same for being self-aware of what you need and what YOU are ready for. Take it slow, ease yourself and your kids into it and trust your instincts.

Krystal - posted on 07/17/2011

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I thought that I was a horrible mom for wanting to date again after leaving my very abusive ex (my daughter's father) but to be honest, it is good for you to get out once in a while and meet new people. That is what dating is all about. Meeting new people and getting to know them. There is no need to get serious and introduce them to your kids. Just get out and have fun. :)

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User - posted on 08/25/2011

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Hi ladies! Look,I'm no expert on this, seperated for a year and half, two babies 1 & 3. Becoming very independent in all aspects of life and loving myself and my children first...but lonely for male, adult companionship. So the way I think about it is- If my child was in the same situation as me, I would love to see them be happy with a partner again and have some adult fun and support in life. The same if my parents had seperated, I would not want to see them lonely. I hope to not impact my childrens lives with any bad decisions, but Im sure when I find the right hunk out there for "US", we will all be happier for it in the long run and be a rounded, realistic family x

Hannah - posted on 07/25/2011

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Have fun, just take care of your kids and dont bring some new guy around until hes gonna stick around.

Megan - posted on 07/25/2011

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I see no problem with it as long as you're considerate of your children. Hey, if you can find time to date with two children, more power to ya!! ;-)

Nanette - posted on 07/25/2011

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Thank you everyone! I really needed some opinions on this I have gone on a couple dates and have been open with him and my oldest son, they have not met but i'm ok with that. My oldest son always tells me as long as i'm happy and he doesn't hurt me! Thank you so much you have all been so helpful!!

Sim - posted on 07/17/2011

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Maybe you are lonely at certain time but hve to b very careful who you date. Tis time round you know who you need what you want. Never let any guys take you forgranted. Is not easy to look after two kids. Good luck dear..cheers

Katherine - posted on 07/13/2011

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It's all up to you. Dating does not mean getting into a serious relationship. It simply means getting to know someone.
I wouldn't introduce him to your kids if you can help it, for a while. Kids seem to get attached easily.
If you feel you're ready then go for it.

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