What do you do if you're engaged but have serious misgivings about your decision, red flags popping up left and right?Do you a) get married, since you've set a date, sent out the invitations, spent a boatload of money, are too embarrassed to back out, and believe that most people get cold feet anyway?Or b) call the whole thing off until further notice?I think most of us would choose the latter, and would recommend thus to any friend or family member having serious doubts.But in practice, it isn't what we many of us do, and understandably so: Calling the whole thing off is difficult, painful, and risky.Jennifer Gauvain, a licensed social worker and coauthor of How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy, recently reported in the Huffington Post's "Divorce" section that 30 percent of the nearly 1,000 divorced women she surveyed admitted to marrying despite serious doubts they had about their relationships long before the wedding day.
The honest truth is you’re not ready for it, and neither are your children.
"Perverted" "Disgusting" "Freak" "Shemale" "It" "Tranny" Those are just some of the words I've heard used to describe my 9-year-old daughter and others like her.
As her family, we've had our share of run-ins with those who disagree with us since her social transition 5 years ago.
Single parents thinking about dating should take care because their children almost certainly will experience one or more of the above issues.
Before a single parent introduces another person, there are several practical steps he or she can take to help the child and their dating relationship at the same time.