Unfortunately, as the months passed, Howard realized that Terry didn’t consider him her soul mate. She even called out her late husband’s name during intimate moments with Howard. Howard knew he would never live up to the memory of Terry’s late husband and didn’t feel he could continue when they didn’t both think they had found their soul mate.
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“Concerns about when to disclose health status, and the feeling that they don’t know how to deal with these questions, make dating relationships more difficult for cancer survivors,” says Karen Fasciano, Psy D., a clinical psychologist and director of the Young Adult Program at Dana-Farber.
No doubt having a little one in tow can raise the stakes, but it can also raise a lot of tough questions. For answers to these and other burning questions about single-parent dating, turned to six single moms -- some of whom have already remarried -- for key advice to surviving in today's dating world, and for surviving single parenting in general!
Here's what they had to say: Single mom Honoree Corder believes in the power of personal happiness.
It’s important to feel you have some psychological mastery of the experience you’ve had, and make it part of your identity, so that you’re able to talk about your experience from a strength perspective.
The big issue is when to disclose to people that you’ve had cancer: on the first date, or after some level of intimacy has been established.