Dating 4 single parents
I never thought that my mom would meet someone else that she feels extremely passionate towards other than my Dad.
I felt like a flake -- not a strong, capable mother who was going teach her children to succeed despite the obstacles ahead.
As a child of a divorce, I'd always sworn that I'd never put my kids through that -- yet as it turned out, living paycheck to paycheck and trying to do our own growing up while raising a family proved to be too great a strain on our marriage: It bent, cracked, and finally broke.
I flew through the first couple of months after our separation in an adrenaline-powered blur.
When I was married, we were just like all the other families: our own tiny self-sufficient universe.
Even if my husband and I didn't get along, we were both still deeply invested in the minutiae of running our family.