Most single moms try to keep the father involved in some manner.
But even if you meet a single mom whose ex has vanished, you have to be prepared that he may come back at some time and be a part of her life again as a co-parent.
The above points may not seem very negative to you. But, many of the above issues can cause serious conflicts in the relationship, and hindsight is not something you want to rely on when it comes to time, energy, and happiness.
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.
Therefore, whether you are looking for a single mom or not, you may just meet one who has all the traits you are looking for in a woman.
I’ve seen some single mothers hold on to relationships with complete jerks, just because they are the father of the children.
It is instinctual to want your kids to have a relationship with their father, and if you are not willing to put up with him being in your lives, then a lot of conflict is going to follow.
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.