Single mother of two dating
I sit down and across from me, empty space, on either side of me, joy -- bouncing legs, crumbs and buttery hands yearning to tell me about their days and I listen, but there is something missing: a partner.
Someone who's there to listen, contribute to the conversation, and asks the questions I forget to ask, who catches the conversation like the catcher in a game, and throws the ball back to me, As mothers, we feel forgotten a lot.
I still don't understand the game of love, but I do understand my needs as a woman and mother.
After the day is over and she's tended to everyone else's needs, she will want to express her sensual side and be passionate.
My advice is to be sensitive to her single/dating immaturity.
She's only known the security of married life -- all in and completely devoted.
I missed out on the 10 years of dating and hard knock life lessons of an un-committed Gen X'er.
I had no clue how to behave or what to expect from another mate, not to mention the men I was connecting with had no experience with a woman with children, posing another layer of complications.We have undergone massive life shifts from single-hood to married life, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding; enduring radical changes to our bodies and minds.