more “Children: 1; Children living in your household: 0.” That describes the situation for millions of divorced and separated men and women.
But while there are numerous studies and self-help tracts for people whose children live with their ex, finding a new relationship can prove tricky.
Single parents may be hesitant to bring you home to meet the family and friends.
Doing so before you've even determined for yourself that this will be a long-term relationship is unfair to the kids.
And in the event that the relationship doesn't last, parting ways could potentially be as painful for them as your initial separation or divorce from your ex.
more Some single people have children - whether living with them, their ex-partner, or maybe grown up and living independently.
Long-distance relationships can be a viable option for some people, while others need to have their ‘other half’ close by - and there is also the matter of choosing the right moment to move in together (if that’s what you want).