Are You Being Lied To?

Are You Being Lied To?

Dating Tips for Parents
People are nearly unique in their ability to tell a lie. Animals can engage in selfishness, camouflage, and survival-related bluffing, but they don't deliberately lie. But people lie often. Sometimes we tell little white lies told as an attempt at kindness. But sometimes it’s a huge, deceitful, maliciously intentioned lie that can tear lives apart. Can you tell when somebody is telling you a lie? Though some people can naturally do this better than others, very few people can spot liars on a consistent basis. Most of us possess an intuition for the truth. And generally speaking, we can more easily spot lies from people we know well and love than we can from strangers. Here are some common "lie detectors" you can use to help you discern if someone…
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Five Common Dating Mistakes Divorced Moms Make

Five Common Dating Mistakes Divorced Moms Make

Dating Tips for Parents
Being a mom is challenging. Throwing "single" into the mix only increases the challenge. After a divorce, most womeon been focus on making the adjustiments needed to the "parenting" half of the title. But they don't spent enough time addressing the "single woman" component of life after divorce. The thought of re-entering the dating scene  is scary and intimidating as can be. Here are five of the most common dating mistakes made by single moms, and the best ways to avoid them. Starting to date too quickly. Rules about when to resume dating after a divorce aren't set in stone. The circumstances surrounding divorces and even the state of  marriages before the divorces both play roles in whether women are emotionally ready to start dating again or not. Newly separated…
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Nine Things You Shouldn’t Say to Single Mothers

Nine Things You Shouldn’t Say to Single Mothers

Dating Tips for Parents
I've been a single mom for a while now. Since the beginning it  seems that I get to hear the same questions and comments lines over and over again. Here is a list of nine of them that single parents don't find helpful, and really don't need to hear again. "I couldn’t do it." or "How do you do it?" Okay, so…if you were alone, and you had a baby to care for, what would you do? Sell the baby? Give up? I do it because I don't have a choice. I have to do it. I have to cope. Everyone has to get on with whatever life throws at them. "Where’s the father?" Um, obviously, not here! "I’m almost a single mother." No, you're not. Maybe your partner works…
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Dating Tips for Single Mothers

Dating Tips for Single Mothers

Dating Tips for Parents
It's inevitable. If you're a single mom, you're probably going to start dating again. But this time around, you can go about it armed with advice from other singles who are also parents and have successfully dated. Parenting is difficult enough. Toss in parenting a child by yourself and, well, harnessing a hurricane might be easier. Single parenting is mind-blowingly hard. It's a real challenge. Now there’s dating in the mix? Please, no. But after perusing these dating strategies from single moms, one single mom-to-be, and a professional therapist, you may discover that it may not be so hard after all. These strategies have helped them get back out there on the dating scene. Maybe they'll help you, too! I was surprised to hear this advice from Karen, a 39-year-old…
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