slb wrote an essay on what being raised by a single mother (mis)taught her about the male-female dynamic. Matriarchy, she said, taught her not to invest fully in men. Conversely, a matriarchal upbringing taught one of the men she dated to rely too heavily on her. Her piece read like a blanket statement with which G.D. took umbrage.
So… the two of them decided to open the discussion to the rest of you.
Our question: If you were raised by a single parent, how has this informed your romantic relationships?
We also want to hear from you if you’ve dated someone who was singly parented and their rearing had any discernible effect on your relationship.
Latest posts by slb (see all)
- On Fathers. - June 14, 2013
- “I Would Not Run”: A Single Dad on Being Present. - June 13, 2013
- Even ‘Steel Magnolias’ Can Wilt (or The Problem with Black Shelby). - October 8, 2012