But if you take away who we are as people, what remains is our differing positions in life; I’m a single mother and he’s a childless dude.
If love is about putting in the effort to understand one another, then it’s my duty to express who I am and what I feel.
Through this exercise, I put together a few guidelines for dating a single mom. I have my child with me most of the time, and the joy that comes from that is a true blessing.
I understand this is a difficult concept to remember, but it’s the truth. When I’m so consumed in my own responsibilities, I get frustrated when you don’t understand my anguish.
I believe a man that accepts his girlfriend as a mother will learn to adjust himself to that lifestyle. Sometimes when you say, “I am tired.” I want to scream- “YOU’RE TIRED? I’m still catching up on two years worth of lost sleep! You should be allowed to have bad days, and as a girlfriend, I should hold them to the same regard as my bad days.
Effort = Planning in advance, which means I feel like you respect my time. Sharing hobbies and traveling together are important aspects in evolving relationships.