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” Melissa also knows that her father changed his will to let Pat live out her days in the house he’d formerly bequeathed to his children. “If I want to spend my money on the woman I love, that’s my prerogative,” he says.“I paid for my daughter’s education, and I am putting away money for my future grandchildren.” When told about Melissa’s concerns, he responded: “My children and grandchildren will be well provided for.“But the next time I visited them, Pat was showing off her new emerald-cut sapphire ring.That thing cost more than a down payment on a house!
Fanning the flames, perhaps, was the recent buzz over a study suggesting many boomers didn’t feel they owed their children an inheritance.
(And weren’t you looking for someone who would be a great mother?
She’s incredibly patient, but doesn’t have a lot of tolerance for bad behavior.
“This even upsets kids who are already out of the nest.
The message their parents are sending is that it is more important for them to have a life of their choosing than to remain in their prior, primary role of mom or dad.” The result: strained relations, uncomfortable moments for everyone and, for you, the feeling that your children may not have your best interests at heart.