She looked right at me and laughed, “Give it 10 years, you’ll have lots of company.” She was right.
While I’ve since married a great guy, I’m watching many now-divorced parents navigate blossoming relationships.
This may be his awkward way of letting you know that he's fine with your single mom status. “Make it clear it's 100 percent your call when or _if _your kid meets him,” says Klungness. “Your two year-old will grow up and grow out of the short attention phase,” says Klungness. He's letting you know, loud and clear, that you're barely on his radar.” 8. He downs three Manhattans before the appetizers arrive. “Remember, guys that treat their moms well are usually keepers.” But if there’s no good reason for him to be attached to Mom’s apron strings, you should probably rethink the relationship because you’re not his main squeeze. It’s tempting and seemingly easy to, well, get it on with the guy next door — but don’t do it if you’re not serious about him.
You found a bottle of painkillers in his medicine cabinet, but he’s not hurt and hasn’t been any time recently. The most important reason not to date someone with serious issues is that you won’t want him around your child. If it ends badly, he’ll still be your neighbor, which means he’ll be in your life. Your child won’t understand why it’s suddenly weird for him to play catch with the neighbor or why you hide when you see his new girlfriend pull into the driveway.
When my ex walked out, my daughter wasn’t even two yet.