Single parenting autism child dating

07 Nov

There is absolutely nothing inspiring about this post.

In fact, for mothers with really severe situations, this is borderline shaming. People of all kinds of disabilities, challenges have found beautiful love and romance. Here is where I’m having trouble understanding: Could you find, say, three hours per week, or every two weeks, to go on a date?

I read a sad Facebook post on the Single Mothers who have Children with Autism Facebook page, that started, “YOU MIGHT BE A SINGLE PARENT OF A CHILD WITH AUTISM IF…” and listed 25 (25!!?

) ways to identify yourself in that category, many having to do with the inability to even about dating. He was not right for me, and I was not really myself for that month (although it was so nice to be back in the swing of things again!

The facility costs 4,000 per year and is paid for by the federal government.

Therefore, I travel to his city every third weekend and spend four days with my son.

One good friend whom I trust implicitly (and someone who has a disabled child of her own) suggests I not tell a future dating partner at all.

And then again a couple months later, and I walked away with a huge crush, and a long list of reasons why it wouldn’t work. Single Mothers who have Children with Autism, you and your happiness are worth the time, effort, and risk.

He's a fact of life and a part of my life and I wouldn't trade him, or his sister for the world. But I'm going to be dating a lot more soon (well, hopefully I am...) and I don't really know whether I should talk about my disabled kid or just talk about my kid and mention his disability at a later time.

Oh, please, don't for one minute think he's my dilemma, because he's not.

I'd love to hear from any of you in my situation (or who have experience with friends in this situation).

I love my kid, but autism is a scary word to most people, until they've met someone like my David.