’ Yes, well, that’s because you were with your boy.” Dating for two is difficult; dating in a crowd is downright complicated.
The kids are engaged, at least on some level, even when you don’t think they are.
From the outside, we may look the same as our single comrades (with no children,) but the insides of our lives, minds and hearts are vastly different.
Single moms don't have the same free will as other single women.
They share the same feelings (as I did and do) of excitement, trepidation, anxiety, confusion and fear over their newborn single status.
I've made up for all of the years of inexperience in the dating pool, earning a rap sheet full of mistakes and heartbreaks.
You might have a really fun time with your nephew at Christmas, but this isn't the same as cleaning up vomit at 3 a.m. Planning time for mascara is hard enough; popular culture becomes the Great White Buffalo.
Hidden under the layers of responsibility lie our own needs, which resurface as we disengage from our identity as a married woman.
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Since my separation three and half years ago, I've noticed a growing number of my contemporaries (in their early to mid-30s) join the force of divorcees.
Recently, several of my freshly divorced friends have confided in me about their struggles.
At just the age of 13, Liz was homeless and starving.