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Or the mom may turn unsupportive, critical, or demeaning about daddy and his ‘new friend’ and their relationship.

She could become less flexible to unforseen changes in the visitation schedule or choose not to help in the logistics of co-parenting.

It was a decade ago, and they were 3 and 5 years old.

If you get nothing else from this essay, let it be this: When you’re a single parent, there are very different rules to love, sex, and, dating.

My advice to these women is often the same – patience and understanding.

Single parenting is complicated, especially for single fathers.

Most women, especially those without children, don’t understand that lots of single dads live in fear of their child’s mother. But there are countless fathers in a state of perpetual anxiety that one wrong move on his part and the mom will make his life difficult.

While this is perhaps less an issue if the mom is in a relationship or married, heaven forbid if she is single and alone.

The mom may be overly territorial and that Momma Bear will see any female, and especially one who takes special interest in her kids, as a dangerous intruder that must be closely watched and, if necessary, stopped.

Divorce complicates everything; is it any wonder God, and everybody else, hates it.

While I get these women don’t want to feel like they are wasting time and energy with a man who is choosing not to share an important part of his life.

She might try to turn his kids against him, or attempt take his kid(s) from him; all as a way to punish him for her displeasure, or out of jealousy.

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