I used to frequent the Single Parenting forum frequently a few years ago. And have popped on sporadically in the last few years, but not in quite a while now.
I am home, feeling sad and a bit alone and it suddenly occurred to me that I should come back here-- and connect with single mamas like me.
Just today I ended a relationship with a man I had been dating since January. It was the right thing to do. He is just 'unavailable' in the ways that I need. I have been down a different version of this road before, and been patient and understanding for years. I believe I am doing the right thing this time. And it is early enough in things that there are no hard feelings and we both feel like we can continue our friendship.
I am just surprised at how sad and weepy I am feeling.
In answer to the "question of the month" (new since I was last here--- neat idea!): immediately. In my own head, anyway. I try not to make immediate judgements, and I wouldn't introduce him to my DS for quite some time, but how can I not at least start to think about it. There is no point for me in dating someone who I do not think could mesh with my child, my parenting, etc.
I'm glad you single mamas are here and I can come back and connect.