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 JamesR
Joined: 1/6/2005
Msg: 3
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I am a full time single dad of 2 boys.
 eccentric
Joined: 1/1/2005
Msg: 5
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Posted: 3/17/2005 7:01:39 AM
I'm a single dad of one daughter who is 5
 bruiseviolet
Joined: 3/16/2005
Msg: 7
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Posted: 3/17/2005 9:12:13 AM
well i'm not a single dad =) single mom to a 4 year old (almost 5 now) anways- to answer the other part of your question- Previously I had a stupid rule- even though i was a single parent- i would never date a man who had a child/children. However in the past few months i have completely changed my thinking- Men without kids/men with kids who arent involved in their lives.. just didnt seem to understand the whole me having a kid thing / my relationship with her father--- I started dating a man who was divorced and who has a very active role in his 2 daughters lives... it's been wonderful. we can relate in so many more ways- and i can understand his feelings and his relationship with his ex and he can with mine- whereas with a non-parent i was dealing with "well why talk to him" and jealousy for no reason.. sure him having kids makes things more complicated on some levels.. but it also makes things so much more easier on so many others-- plus it's fun to go on dates and bring the kids and do fun things like going to the zoo together with all of the kids. So if i ever end up being single again- i will def. be looking for someone who has a child/children and is an active part of their life. (ie- i dont want someone who has a kid- but the kid lives 10 minutes away and they don't see them for 6 months)
 Sundance7612
Joined: 1/14/2005
Msg: 12
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Posted: 3/18/2005 3:17:24 PM
I'm a full time single dad going on 11 years now, It's been hard, But I've loved every second of it, His mom left 2 weeks after his 6th birthday for another man who she was messing with sence our son was a year old, She married him had a child, Now she's a single mother, WOW
what a shame, I really feel for her, ( N O T) I feel for her child, That when comes to see his older brother says he wishes I was his father, I would have been if not for her leaving, d*mn
it Ronda,The grass wasn't greener was it?
 Sundance7612
Joined: 1/14/2005
Msg: 14
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Posted: 3/18/2005 3:28:37 PM
Good for you Weebum, They just miss out on the happiest times don't they, The first loose tooth, The tricycle, big wheel, then the bike with no training wheels, Keep the faith brother.
 GMCAcadia
Joined: 5/6/2004
Msg: 16
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Posted: 3/18/2005 4:31:28 PM
You ain't the only one... Not in a Long Shot... I've been one for 2 years now...

There are many more of us than people think...
 GMCAcadia
Joined: 5/6/2004
Msg: 20
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Posted: 3/18/2005 10:24:40 PM
It's become a very Selfish world if you stand back and look at the grand sceme of things...

I know a couple that has 6 kids between them... All of them living in the same house... And I use to be around them quite a bit... I can't ever remember either of them reading to any of the kids or playing any kind of games with them... Nothing... They eat more Take out food in a month then most people eat in a year... It's really sad... The only reason the guy has custody of the kids that are his is because the at least 2 of the 4 were molested in one way or another... His 2 oldest are by one woman... The 2 middle children are by another... The next to youngest belongs to the current wife and the baby is theirs together... One from the each of the 2 woman were molested so he was able to take custody of all the children because of that...

I've often thought they the kids would have been better in Foster care... Sad to think that isn't it???
Neither of them do ANY house work, it is divided among the 5 oldest... Ages being somewhere between 9 and 14... I can't remember exactly how old they all are... I know the youngest will turn 4 her next B-day...

2 of these children are in Consuling due to the molestation they had happen to them, there is another who Needs Major consuling but the father refuses to send him...


Every time I'm over there I feel so sorry for those kids... 2 boys couped up in a room about the size of a jail cell... 3 girls couped up in another one about the same size and the baby sleeping where ever she falls... He sleeps on the sofa while she sleeps in the bed... They never sleep together... They both go to sleep before the baby, so the baby is running around a house at midnight or usually well after with no one around...


It's sad enough that fathers or mothers abandon their children, but to Abandon them and live with them at the same time... Just So Sad...


 poeticdreamer
Joined: 1/28/2005
Msg: 21
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Posted: 3/18/2005 11:36:36 PM
everyones giveing you up....(up up) but it easy to feel your the only one. im a single mom and sometimes i feel like the only single parent out there mom or dad...its a planet all by yourself..start keeping a journal...of all the moments of your child life. one day you will meet someone who will love you and who will accept your child for her owna nd shell want to relive all these time your going through. plus you wont feel so overwelmed, and dont give up. there a so many people on here and out there that can offer support or advice.
 FallenTigress
Joined: 2/22/2005
Msg: 23
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Posted: 3/20/2005 1:52:33 AM
im not a single dad but i am a single mom and i know some men who are single fathers....
 mr_bino
Joined: 3/20/2005
Msg: 24
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Posted: 3/20/2005 6:52:02 AM
though not full time i have my 2 boys 95% of the time. being a single dad has it's ups and downs. mostly in the way that it scares women away. but ahh well...i love my kids and wouldn't change anything.
 Quack
Joined: 12/17/2004
Msg: 25
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Posted: 3/20/2005 7:06:34 AM
I am a full time single father even tho I only have them 50% of the time. I am a father first and everything else second. I am here for my kids when ever they want or need me. SO I would consider that full time father.
 technowizard40
Joined: 1/9/2005
Msg: 27
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Posted: 3/28/2005 8:04:29 PM
Just had to jump in on this one. I moved my family to Alabama 5 years ago. Had a wife and two adopted kids, a girl 12 and a boy 9. My now ex-wife left with both the kids and took up with a man she'd met earlier. Don't ask it's just a mess. Anyway, I get a call a couple of weeks after she left and it's my in-laws. Seems she dropped the kids at their house and my 9 year old tried to run away Said "If I have to by god walk back to alabama I'm going to live with my dad". Well, I had him out of there in a day and back on our way home. How can I not be a good dad to someone like that. It's been just him and me since then and it was rough. I just thanked god everynight that i hadn't screwed up too bad that day. Son's 14 now and people are always telling me how happy he seems and what a joy he is to be around. They talk like that here. I just smile; what can I say. Well, to all of the single parents out there; keep smiling kids are about the best thing that can happen to you.
 everquestpeople
Joined: 10/16/2004
Msg: 31
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Posted: 3/28/2005 10:27:00 PM
Also a full time dad, twin boys aged 9
 Jess_1967
Joined: 3/28/2005
Msg: 33
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Posted: 3/31/2005 6:28:34 PM
Full time single dad here, 1 son age 13. We're very close, with similar interests, and have a blast together
 Lucky_Vet
Joined: 3/27/2005
Msg: 34
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Posted: 3/31/2005 7:58:11 PM
full time single parent here too.

Definitely overrated.
 andrewmay_79
Joined: 1/21/2005
Msg: 35
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Posted: 3/31/2005 9:10:51 PM
I am also a single full-time dad. I work full-time and attend college full-time. Her mother does not have the time nor the money to come see her, I do not keep her from seeing her child. She does not pay child support.
 domesticated me
Joined: 11/5/2004
Msg: 37
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Posted: 4/5/2005 5:59:06 AM
single dad with two boys ages 13 and 7. 1 daughter age 11.
Have to love the preteen stage.LOL
 bgood5
Joined: 3/24/2005
Msg: 38
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Posted: 4/5/2005 7:54:03 AM
I am a full-time single dad of 2 wonderful boys. 7 and 2 years old.
 LAID BACK!!
Joined: 2/20/2005
Msg: 39
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Posted: 4/10/2005 8:34:01 AM
I am a single dad of a 16 yr old boy and a 14 year old girl. Have been for 11 years. Most rewarding jobIever had.
 Southernconfort
Joined: 4/7/2005
Msg: 41
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Posted: 4/10/2005 3:37:46 PM
I agree. I feel single dads are alot more fun and understanding about single moms. You already have one thing in common and something to talk about on that first date-LOL.
 GMCAcadia
Joined: 5/6/2004
Msg: 42
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Posted: 4/10/2005 4:00:02 PM
I agree, I wouldn't give up being a Single Dad for anything...
 jarhistory
Joined: 10/10/2004
Msg: 43
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Posted: 4/10/2005 10:35:13 PM
I see the search function is still completely functional on this forum?
 samhonolulu
Joined: 12/24/2004
Msg: 44
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Posted: 4/11/2005 1:39:10 AM
New full-time single father/dad here!!! just got full custody.
Just me and my girl - just turned 5. We're having a blast... but the cooking and cleaning is like, never ending...
tough to get to work on time too.
can't imagine having any kind of 'dating' life...
 shy_lovin_gal
Joined: 4/6/2005
Msg: 45
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Posted: 4/11/2005 11:41:02 AM
MY EX AND I SHARE OUR KIDS 50 50 I BELEAVE KIDS NEED BOTH FOR THE MOST PART BUT IF THE COURTS THOUGTH THEY WHERE BETTER OFF WITH THERE DAD I WOULD UNDERSTAND I WOULD NEVER WALK AWAY FROM MY KIDS BUT I THINK ITS GREAT THAT THERE ARE SO MANY DADS OUT THERE THAT HAVE THEM FULL TIME AND ON THE SECOND PART TO THAT IS I WOULD DATE A GUY WITH KIDS I LOVE KIDS AND IF HE HAS KIDS HE IS LESS APT TO PLAY HEAD GAME S AND RUN AROUND OR SO I WOULD THINK
 GMCAcadia
Joined: 5/6/2004
Msg: 47
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Posted: 4/11/2005 2:55:14 PM
Might even want to consider a little bit of Theropy, even if she seems she doesn't need it...
Just someone for her to talk to with someone who knows what questions to ask and how to ask them...
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