Parents with kids dating sites
The group, started in July 2012 by a mother known only as 'R', has some 3,200 members and serves as a platform for parents to let off steam without being identified.
One anonymous member told how she was still feeling 'intense regret' three months after giving birth to her first child.'I just hate my life now, the sleep deprivation, the drudgery, the monotony, and I feel so guilty and ashamed for feeling this way.
"Perhaps a better question than when is why," says Christine Baumgartner, relationship coach at The Perfect Catch. Expecting dating to fulfill all your needs is unrealistic and might attract (or cause you to accept) people who aren't right for you.
"In my coaching practice, I suggest that single moms do the inside work to get really clear about their wants, needs, values and beliefs and get in touch with their intuition," says Kerri Zane, single-mom lifestyle expert and author of It Takes All 5: A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One.
A mother-of-three said she 'quite frequently' wished she had never become a parent at all.
She wrote: 'I don't stand a chance at doing anything significant with my life other than saying hey i raised 3 more humans.
The woman added: 'I hit her yesterday and feel so guilty.
I should have listened to her.'Another mum spoke of the 'pure horror' she felt when she realised that she 'loved this baby so much (she) would not be able to leave it ever' - an ordeal that led to depression and, eventually, anxiety and panic attacks.Once you've decided that you're ready to date, it might feel impossible to find the time.And Baumgartner says that single parents need to consider that this may be true.Parents who have a shared custody agreement may have evenings without the kids that they can use to schedule dates. You fill out a profile and it matches you with other like-minded mothers in your area." A potential friend and someone to swap babysitting with? Dating has changed since you were single, and so have you.