Dating as a Single Parent

Alecia Kennedy
7 min readOct 25, 2022

How do you navigate these treacherous waters?

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

Two and a half years ago, at the very beginning of the pandemic, I moved out of my own house and left my marriage of 18 years. My daughters were seventeen and six at the time, and despite years of hanging on to save the family and spare my children the trauma of a divorce and separate homes, I knew I had stayed too long and let things become too dysfunctional before…