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Mitchell Milch, LCSW, submits this post: For many single parents, casual dating can be frustrating and annoying.
Looking for a new partner, however, can be downright frightening.
Welcome to Single Parent Meet.com, a community specially designed to cater to the needs of single parents. Being a single parent dating has its own challenges.
As a parent, you understand how your relationship with your child plays into your life.So, that's where I come in--a single mom of two pre-teens. Jumping into a serious relationship is a lot easier for those who have never been married and/or who don't have kids. No one understands the impact of going through a divorce except for those who have gone through it. If you realize that it's not YOU, it will help YOUR self-esteem, and you won't be thinking he or she isn't interested in you. Because, any single parent can tell you that schedules and kids' activities get switched around every hour. If he/she vents about her ex or cries or tells you what a jerk he is, don't make the mistake of hating the ex, too. If you love him or her, you have to love the children, too. You really have to want to be a stepmom or dad or you shouldn't be with that person.Here are 8 things you need to know about dating a single parent: 1. That means that if you have plans with the woman or man you are dating and their child decides he or she needs some mommy or daddy time and so they cancel the date with you, you have to accept it, be OK with it, not resent him or her, AND even respect the fact that he/she is there for the child. It can be draining, frustrating, upsetting, and infuriating, and cause intense anxiety, stress, depression, rage, or sadness. In other words, this is not your divorce and the ex isn't there to defend himself/herself so you don't have the whole story. Some men and women can't handle these 8 things, which is understandable. Sure there is room for a little compromise, but for the most part, the single parent is a parent who needs to be there for his or her children. If you can be patient, I think you will enjoy dating a single parent!And if someone is going through a divorce, and they had a really bad divorce day--meaning something in their case happened that hurt them in some way, they sometimes want to be left alone. When someone is juggling a job, kids, and a legal battle, they don't have the time to be on the phone with a new love for hours, and making plans is difficult. Just try to be supportive of feelings and be there for the person in any way you can. Jackie Pilossoph is the author of her blog, Divorced Girl Smiling, and the comedic divorce novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and . They want to just sit in a room and cry or hug their kids all night while watching TV. Again, don't take it personally if they seem distant. She also writes feature stories, along with the weekly dating and relationships column, Love Essentially" for Chicago Tribune Media Group local publications. Create your free profile on the site tailored just for you!