She said, “You reinforce the myth that the reason men don’t commit is that the women in their lives do something wrong. In most cases, it’s the man in a relationship who decides he isn’t ready or doesn’t want to get married, and he makes this decision without any help from the woman." After telling Beth that more than three hundred women had worked with me on the marriage research and not one had made the comment she just offered, I apologized. My interviews with single men had shown there were men who would not commit.
Beth was also right when she said that if I could help women identify which men were more likely to commit, I would be performing a real service.
It’s not going to be easy, but it’s necessary for you to completely heal and move on.
What you’re about to read is what I’ve learned by talking to hundreds of guys who have been through a divorce plus all of the research I have done over the years.
She has some real concerns about how the relationship is going and wanted to hear from my perspective the true dynamics of what she's experiencing.
Let me first say that I'm not a relationship expert. I’m nothing more than a dad who has walked an interesting path on my way to raising two wonderful kids.
So I decided to sit down and come up with an FAQ / survival guide for divorced guys who are looking to get back in the game.
I recently received an email from a female reader seeking my input on a situation that she's dealing with.
She's a single woman without kids who's dating a divorced dad with a daughter.
People without children don’t have much of a concept of what it’s like to be tethered to home for feeding, napping, school, and extracurricular activities. And because you keep choosing men without kids, you’ve come to the conclusion that the Brady Bunch life is a fantasy. He has to understand that, as a parent, you need a little slack, because you don’t control your own schedule.
Hate to tell you, sweetie, but the reason that the Brady Bunch is NOT a fantasy is because both Mike and Carol HAD kids. The tone of your email suggests that because I am a single guy who found love with a childless woman that my advice is invalid to you. Everyone likes to think her situation is particularly unique. Advice for women over 50 is almost identical to advice for women under 50.