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But it provided just the confidence she needed to start dating again.“It was getting back out there and getting my feet wet,” says Gitnick, who has an 11-year-old son and has been single since he was 7 months old.
Luckily, she had a wide circle of friends without children who were willing to babysit while she went out on dates with people to whom they had introduced her. Experience eventually taught her to bring it up on the first date, if not before.“I’ve had virtually no success with them,” he says of his 10 years’ experience.“My advice is to be willing and wanting to meet people and you’ll find that you meet them in real life.” Mott takes the initiative to be social and encourages his married friends to invite him to parties – something they tend to overlook because of his single status.“I should have never dragged my kid into this relationship.” Bringing Kids Into the Mix When and how to introduce a child to a single parent’s dating life depends on the age.Either way, family counselors stress the importance of listening to what a child says, despite a parent’s urge to explain – perhaps ad nauseam – why they feel the need to date. You know the empathy is really working when your kid kind of deflates a little bit and they can relax,” says Dr. Kamore Stager, a family psychologist with East Bay Family Therapy.