Am I crazy for wanting to date again?
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Brooke - posted on 07/21/2011
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
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. :)
User - posted on 08/25/2011
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
Nanette - posted on 07/25/2011
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!!
Katherine - posted on 07/13/2011
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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