On these occasions it helps if the single parent can separate the concept of love from the concept of attention.
Showing one party less attention on a particular occasion than the other more does not signify less love for one and more for the other.
If the adolescent is coming to terms with sexual feelings, it can feel awkward seeing a parent act those feelings out in an intimate relationship.
Other times the single parent can feel the dating companionship is a mixed blessing when his or her needs and opinions complicate or conflict with parental commitments to the children.
Resolution of this conflict by siding totally with one extreme or the other can be costly.
Parent love is committed to care-taking a growing child.
To give partner love to a child inappropriately treats that son or daughter as a source of adult intimacy.
Many times none of us will be totally satisfied, and that is okay.”Resolution of the being single vs.