Most single mothers tend to be very cautious when it comes to engaging into a relationship with a new man. But there are cases wherein a few are still getting fooled by their new man because they haven’t learned their lesson yet. They remain stubborn and delusional that the perfect guy will instantly come on a silver platter. As a result, they once again travel the same path they’ve been through and commit the same mistakes they’ve committed before. I really do think that they should be surrounded and properly guided by knowledgeable and experienced people. Of course, it should start with their immediate family members like their mother or sister. Support groups and counselors could also give them additional help.
Dating when you have children is definitely more difficult, but certainly not impossible. At a very young age, my older sister Kara had a child but the baby’s daddy left her because he was a jerk. Nonetheless, our family supported her all the way, especially our mother. She taught Kara everything about parenting, from buying the perfect baby bottles and stuff to changing the diapers. She even taught her to join the best Prescription Savings Club where she can avail reliable baby medicines, at the same really cut-down on the baby expenses. Of course I was there when this was happening, so I learned a lot too.
We should always put in mind that despite the apparent misfortunes that the “situation” has caused, there’s still what we can call “a blessing in disguise.” And that is no less than the children who are still under the single mother’s custody. They are one of the greatest blessings that God can give to a parent and to a family and that is why we should cherish them with all our heart and soul. As the saying goes, “Always look at the bright side of things.” And of course, we should not forget that God always has better plans for us.