In fact, the latest statistics I could find was that there were 10 million single mothers in the U. in 2013 with children under the age of 18 – source.

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She will stand up for herself and her kids and let you know what is acceptable or not.

Women who have grown weaker from the experience will have lower self-confidence, trust issues, and a hard time having a normal relationship.

If there is a lot of baggage, you may be taking on a lot more than you want.

You can spot a lot of baggage by unhealthy behavior. If you find that there is too much baggage for you to deal with, and you are not willing to have patience as she works through that baggage, then get out before things get to serious. Because she has kid(s), things are not always going to go as planned.

But I’ve seen a lot of people get into a relationship like this, not know what they should expect, and have it end very badly when issues simply cannot be worked through.

In short, if you are on the fence, it’s better to think about the possible negatives (and decide if you are willing to deal with them if they come up) before things get too serious and it becomes extremely hard to leave the relationship.

Many single moms have been used or abused and then left to fend for themselves.

This can cause them to go one of two ways: they become stronger women or they become weaker women. Stronger women will learn from the experience and not be willing to accept any guy who treats her poorly into her life anymore.

A date may get canceled last minute because a babysitter canceled last minute.