As a single mom, how did you re-enter a relationship? I'm not looking to date around, but rather to enter a relationship. A friend of mine and I have talked about dating, but since my last relationship ended very badly and wasn't healthy by any definition, I'm really hesitant. My friend has been incredibly supportive and understanding, he isn't pushy or frustrated when our plans fall through or I slink back with fear of being hurt again... so I feel pretty comfortable. Another aspect I'm torn about is that we live a few hours apart, so socially our circles are different and it takes a little more effort to spend time together.
So far, our time together has been good, but I feel kind of lost about how to even begin a relationship because I'm a mom. It's just so different to date someone while I'm breastfeeding and changing diapers all the time. I feel more like a mom than someone who can be in a budding relationship. It feels silly to say because if you're married, then of course, it's different and you manage to balance the two roles, but that isn't something I've ever done so it's overwhelming and intimidating for me.
Suggestions, advice, or just encouragement would be appreciated. :) TIA