The happier and more balanced we are, the better we’re going to be for our child,” she says.
Which brings us to single dad Frank*, and his current status along the dating-parent trajectory.
After that, she went into the dating thing whole hog. If she was going to have a guy stay over, it would only be when her kids weren’t around.
When Fiona brought home her first date to meet her children, her kids just stared across the table at him, chewing their hamburgers in silence. But that was problematic, she says, “because sometimes my ex-husband would bring them back in the middle of the weekend because they’d forgotten something.
“Of course there are sacrifices for single mothers, but we needn’t give up everything.Either way, I knew I would know when they were ready to meet her.” Frank was right.The meeting between Andrea and his kids went well and the pair are still together and doing great.When he was at the stage to introduce her to his children, he was concerned about the effect this development might have on them. Because Andrea is a ceramic artist, Frank thinks a clay-working visit with his kids might be a good entrée for introducing his new friend.“Andrea is more than willing,” he says, “and I thought it would be a good way to ease her into the lives of the children.For as long as there have been relationships there have been bustups.