You asked: What part did I play in the breakup of my marriage?

One single mom I spoke with last week asked me to clarify statements I’d made in the past about the “part” we play in the breakup of our marriage:  “I never knew anything was even going on. I was a good wife. But I know I’m not perfect. What part did I play?”  Sometimes people… Continue reading You asked: What part did I play in the breakup of my marriage?

You asked: Is it normal to want to find someone new ASAP?

One single mom asked:  “Is it normal to want to find someone new ASAP? I see lots of ladies say they are content to be single forever. I definitely don’t feel this way.”  When posed with the possibility of moving on from our past and into a new marriage in our future, many single moms… Continue reading You asked: Is it normal to want to find someone new ASAP?

You Asked: How do I Learn to Trust My Own Judgment Again? 

One single mom asked:  “How do I learn to trust my own judgment? It is a very scary prospect, I have no idea where I will live, what job I should be looking for, how I will manage financially, whether I will be alone for the rest of my life, and I can’t actually decide what to make… Continue reading You Asked: How do I Learn to Trust My Own Judgment Again? 

Dear Single Parent: It’s Not About You

When I became a single parent, advice from outsiders seem to flow like water.  “It’s your chance to start over.”  “Don’t worry. Children are resilient. They’ll be fine.”  “You won’t be single long.”  “Use this time to have some fun.”  And while all of the comments were meant for good, and at the root, the people saying… Continue reading Dear Single Parent: It’s Not About You