Gently Mad: Dating and the Single Parent by Ron L. Deal
Dating and the Single Parent. "This book will help you see beyond the tingly feelings to determine if a dating partner will help you form a healthy family." --from . Trustworthy Stepfamily Expert Offers Single Parents a Guide to Dating Single Talking With the Kids * Avoiding a Big by Ron L. Deal Paperback $ Dating and the Single Parent by Ron L. Deal is an important book and one that should belong in the library of every divorced person who has.
Includes questions for individual or group study. Endorsements "This book will help you see beyond the tingly feelings to determine if a dating partner will help you form a healthy family. I highly recommend it.
Don't do it alone. In Dating and the Single Parent, Ron Deal points out the common pitfalls and gives wise counsel in how to navigate the waters. You also want to share your life with someone. Can you do both?
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You can trust Ron Deal to shoot straight with you about kids, dating, and finding lasting love. Find the answers you need in this book.
In the crackling electricity of a dating relationship, it's easy for single parents to overlook huge issues that cause deep personal pain as well as permanent damage to their children. Ron Deal shows you how to avoid the big mistakes and build successful, lasting relationships. Dating and the Single Parent is a must-read for all solo parents.
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Therefore, the rest of the book is devoted to detailing what steps a single parent needs to take to not only prepare themselves but their children for what is at stake and what they have in store for themselves.
The first section of the book includes chapters that help the single parent decide if they are ready to date. Deal accurately describes divorce in the same terms as experiencing a death. The recovery of both can take years. You may think you want someone in your life. You may believe that you are in a healthy frame of mind to accept that person into your life.
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Deal provides a lot of real case scenarios as well as a checklist to help the single parent evaluate just how ready they are to add another person to their family equation. You may feel ready, but are they?
After evaluating yourself and your children, Mr. Deal gives invaluable strategies to help prepare yourself and your children for the dating arena.
One chapter delineates the fears that children young and adult have when their parent starts to date. Again, ignoring these very real challenges are huge strikes against a lasting relationship or marriage with a second spouse.