Dating a young single mother
The same rang true in my friends’ households and even strangers in the neighborhood. Over time, I have shaped my own ideas about fatherhood and how I want to parent my children.In some respect my parents’ relationship and not having my dad there full time actually helped me prepare for fatherhood in ways I couldn’t comprehend until I was this age.
In my situation, a lot of times, I felt like the dad who’d been there from day one.
My heart was softened by the pure nature of my love for her and it automatically extended to her child. I now think about financial security and my health differently. I want to make sure I’m living to be a good role model.
I am also far less critical of other people, including men. 3) You’ve faced the reason-defying triumphs that are required of single motherhood.
So many disappointments, self-blame, and broken hearts. Since becoming a single mother I have found that I am so much less judgmental of myself. 1) you became a parent, which will blow your mind, heart and life in incredible ways, and 2) you’ve found yourself single after a serious longterm relationship.
When you take on the role of being a stepparent, it’s not just being a dad as long as you’re married.