Should single parents give up relationships and intimacy? *New question for people who said yes*
I often see people saying single parents should put of dating until their child is an adult.
I was wondering how many people agree?
If you do agree with this why? And what do you suggest single parents do to fill the void of an adult relationship.
I happen to totally disagree. I think that is VERY harsh and unrealistic. For some parents, that means going 18+ years without companionship. Adults need emotional/physical intimacy and I find it unreasonable to expect people to go so long without it. I think parents can keep their dating life separate from their children. Dating doesn't mean there has to be a revolving door of different men and women coming in and out of their lives, like some people tend to assume.
What say you?
P.S I though about asking this in the single mother's board, but I wanted answers from a wider range of people.