Dating again after being widowed
Money-talk avoidance seems to be more common among the wealthy, but the taboo exists across all economic classes.
Fanning the flames, perhaps, was the recent buzz over a study suggesting many boomers didn’t feel they owed their children an inheritance.
Lumping her in with single mothers is an insult to his memory, to her and to her children. Divorced mothers are also NOT single mothers, although a huge flashing PROCEED WITH CAUTION sign is definitely in order. A single mother is a woman who had a child outside of any established relationship, or a relationship so fragile the thickest retard in the world ought to have been able to see bringing a child on board was a FUCKING TERRIBLE IDEA.
If you ever find yourself referring to a woman whose husband died on a battlefield as a single mother, you should immediately pour Tabasco sauce into your eyes, because you deserve to weep all the tears I’m certain she has.
If you are a mother and you are collecting child support, you are not a single mother. The rest of us who have to LIVE with your fucked up, emotionally scarred children will PAY you to have a fucking abortion. Second, single mothers are clearly really, really shitty at making life decisions. You both put each other’s happiness above your own. Now divorced mothers, who are a breed of single mothers, MIGHT be a little different, but whenever you approach one, sing this little song in your head: it takes two to tango. Even if it’s TRUE that the husband was a colossal fuck-up, you need to ask yourself what kind of imperceptive moron couldn’t spot that?
If your children, who presumably love you dearly in spite of all that other stuff, raise concerns, maybe you should hear them out before diving in.And, given that boomer divorce rates are on the rise, increasing numbers of parents are likely to experience disapproval from their adult kids when Cupid’s arrows land.“Children of all ages feel betrayed and abandoned when their parents divorce because their cozy nest is disrupted,” Lieberman says.But if your relationship with them starts to suffer because of a new romance, follow these suggestions from Salamon and Lieberman.
(MORE: Make Your Wishes Known Through End-of-Life Planning) As annoying as grown children’s objections to your new love might be, Lieberman brings up an important point: Children’s feelings are important to acknowledge and address — and sometimes they can even be instructive.Barbara Brooks expected her adult kids, Amy and Bryan (names have been changed), to be happy for her.