5 Signs a Man Isn’t Ready for a Relationship

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The Off Parent conducts a rigorous self-examination to help determine a divorced man’s readiness for dating.

Parents, Let’s Get In More Play This Summer

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What I have that is so different from my father, is a clear and loving relationship with both my daughter and my son.
They KNOW how much I love them.

Divorced Dad In Love, a Happy Story

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And even as I hope for a co-pilot again, there will never be an astronaut who turned herself so completely inside and out to be a family together.

A Sprinter In Love, and How I Am Learning to Pace Myself

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John MacElhenny was a sprinter in high school and now finds himself acting the same in love. Perhaps it’s time to slow down.

5 Wonderful and Unexpected Benefits of Being a Serial Monogamist

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So yes, I’m a serial monogamist, but it’s not because I always have to be in a relationship. I’m a serial monogamist because I’m hoping to find the next relationship at some point.

Sexual Predators and the Targeting of Single Parents

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Jayneen Sanders looks at sexual assault to children of single parents and ways to think about prevention.

5 Things I Discovered About Myself After Becoming a Dad

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Roger Dundas’ son is almost 3-years-old. Here are a few things he’s learned since becoming a dad.

So You Think You Want To Date A Single Mom?

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Hera McLeod persevered through tragedy to become a proud single mother. She now offers five pieces of advice to any good man looking to start a relationship with a single mother.

How to Rescue a Single Mom

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Katherine Logan longs for a day when dating a single mom is something normal, not special or heroic.

“There’s no efficiency gains in being married–in economic terms…There *is* efficiency gains in living together.”

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This comment by Lars Fischer on the post The New Politics of Marriage.

The New Politics Of Marriage

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Republicans are launching a major push to make marriage promotion a center piece of domestic policy.

America’s Working Single Mothers: An Appreciation

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Lebron James tells the inspiring story of how his mother gave him the chance to be the man he is today.

A Month of Thankfulness: My Ex Husband

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Lori Lothian declares just how amazing an ex can be.

How to Date a Single Mom

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NeTeah Hatchett shares inside secrets to dating a single mom.

Welcome to the Off Parent: Thanks for the JetPack

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A few years ago the Off Parent began a anonymous blogging journey into divorce and single parenting. It wasn’t always pretty, but it did redeem his soul.

Single Moms and Missed Layups

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LeBron James’ real or imagined shortcomings have nothing to do with the fact that he was raised by a single mother, argues Jim Jividen.