I often get asked about dating and being a single dad. When do I find the time? What do I tell my son? How do I talk about the demands and life of a single dad with women? Life for single dads can get difficult to navigate through the maze of responsibilities, time constraints, and kids. Dating women while raising kids at home is like walking a tightrope. If you don’t know how … [Read more...] about Five Dating Tips for Single Dads
Abuse in relationships has become very widely accepted. Physical abuse has become so common that most people are numb to its existence and effects, and every other type of abuse isn’t even considered abuse anymore. Because of this unfortunate reality, many voluntarily continue to suffer every day and encourage the habitual cycle as their children learn through observance. … [Read more...] about Overcoming Mental Abuse in Relationships
I tend to be a bit prim and proper so you don't usually see posts on the topic of sex on Family Focus Blog and when Leon Scott Baxter of SafetyNetters.com wrote me to see if I'd be interested in a guest post on the subject, I said I could take a look at but I was very non-committal. When I read his post, it was just the right mix of funny but true so I had to share it with … [Read more...] about Sex With Your Partner Can Help You Be A Better Parent- Really!
Ahhh, Valentine’s Day as a single parent! We “solo’s” spent most of the week prepping candy and cards for the elementary school party instead of spending time planning a romantic liaison full of champagne, candles, and mood music. Still, we do have a social life and many of us probably have someone in our lives - in some capacity. When you date a single parent there are many … [Read more...] about Tips For Dating Single Parents
I have been married for 11 years- 12 in March! My goodness, how time flies. Plus, we were together for 9 years before we got married. We met freshman year of college. It was not love at first sight. We were both very involved in our own romantic lives when we first met. Then, when we met again, we both felt a spark but I was not interested at all in a relationship because of … [Read more...] about Love Romance Tips- 10 Ways For Rekindling Romance In Marriage
Relationships Relationships are stuff life is made of. We develop relationships with people in different ways and these relationships can be nurturing, constructive, motivational, deflating, or demoralizing. Each relationship is different. Some relationships are easy and obvious, others take work. If you are like me, you like to avoid confrontation, but sometimes it is … [Read more...] about Relationships: Don’t Back Away From The Tough Stuff
There is no way to sugar coat it - divorce is hard. Period. I lived through one that was very tough but the key words there are "LIVED THROUGH!" There is no need to dive into the conversation of why people get divorced. It is for all different reasons and every story is unique and personal but what I do want to talk about is getting through divorce and how to come out on the … [Read more...] about Moving Forward After Divorce