Dating a single mother of two
"On an average day I feel like more of a disaster than my house is, and that's saying something.
Initially when I compared my life (and my appearance) to my boyfriend's, I saw myself beside him as some wrinkled old mom, hunched over and using my last breath to order another time-out; I was sure there was no way he could really love me if he was introduced to that bipolar love-my-kids-to-death-but-sometimes-want-to-kill-them persona that goes with parenting.
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Glazed old-fashioned might be the closest thing to a Bloody Mary you both can get. Speaking of Bloody Marys, hangovers aren't an option anymore. Say good-bye to after-parties, say hello to more-time-for sex (Lock the door!
It's not about being in your 20s or your 30s or your 40s; it's about keeping it together during a living room performance of and wiping butts and doing laundry.
Her children's games are the only ones she wants to play. Feel like she's perfect except you don't want kids? Instead of pretending you know what it's like, ask questions and be humble. Be ready for rapid-fire spontaneity or an ironclad calendar. She probably doesn't need saving, but she definitely needs a massage. If you want to whisk her away for a romantic weekend, offer to help with the parental logistics so she's relaxed on her trip, not distracted with worry.