I am part of an online group for single parents. I try to respond to posts and participate in discussions, but it is difficult when my situation is so different from most of the other single moms on there. Most of their topics are in regards to child support, the father’s visitation, father’s failing to actually be a dad, etc. While it was rough in the beginning and we still have the rough spots, things are going well between ExH and I. He is a good dad to Rit, we don’t have child support to fight about, we have 50/50 custody so it is not considered visitation, we keep to the times outlined in the parenting plan, and we try to be flexible in case something happens such as illness or a family event. When compared to them we are really doing well, which honestly surprises me at times. Reading about their experiences, I was expecting it to be like that.
Right now I am at that weird place of being single where I am enjoying the freedom of being single yet want that familiarity of a significant other. I really would like to start dating, but that is proving difficult. I honestly have no idea where to start. Also add in that any guy I date needs to be okay with dating a single mom, it is going to prove to be a challenge.