Single Parent Dating Issues

If you are a single parent who is trying to date you have probably have issues about dating again. Here are just a few of the concerns that most single moms and dad have about venturing onto the dating scene to find a new love.

It is true that many single men and women have a second job to help them support the family. Between working and cleaning and caring for the children this leaves little time for a romance. Many single parents just want to come home and pass out in bed.

The upshot is that you have to plan your new dating life the same way you would anything else in your life as a single parent. You need to set aside a certain amount of time every week to get a makeover, fix yourself up and find a good babysitter.

So many single parents are also out of shape physically. This is due to leading a stressful lifestyle that leads to bad eating habits and a lack of exercise.

Furthermore many single parents always put their kids first and never splurge on the kind of makeovers or clothing that would be more attractive to the opposite sex.

Basically if you are serious about dating spend some time on your skin, your hair and working out and buy yourself some clothes that shows the opposite sex that you mean business when it comes to love.

Many candidates on the single parent dating scene are single because they have been burned by an ex partner. They are not in good shape emotionally. It may even take some single men or women to get into the dating scene again and it can be really difficult emotionally.

The thing that will help the single parent who is ready to love again the most is to get over his or her fear of what can happen. Trying to have a sense of humor about the past can help. In order for a single parent to have a healthy new relationship there must be some kind of attempt made to deal with pas resentments. It can be very difficult to allow yourself to be loved again but it is often the right thing to do, especially if you want your children to have a new mommy or daddy in their future.

Most single parent dating can be arranged through dating sites only for singles parents like but that approach is not for everyone. You can definitely people offline as well. You can find mixers and events planned by entrepreneurs at bars and night clubs. There are also things out there like walks in the parks for singles and single dances. Churches sometimes hold dances for newly divorced or widowed parents as well.

Is Your Teenager An Emotional Overeater?

Many overweight people, especially teenage girls eat to comfort themselves. This bad dietary habit is known as emotional overeating. We eat certain foods to pacify negative feelings such as anger, grief and disappointment. Emotional overeating can also be classified as a reaction to stress.

Emotional overeating is not a big sin but it can make you fat. These a stressful times we live in and when you were a kid your mom probably made you feel better about bad things that happened to you during the day by giving you some kind of treat. Usually it was something rich and laden with crabs like ice cream, cookies or potato chips.

A nickname for emotional overeating is 'stuffing your anger.' The urge to stuff our faces is very primal and according to evolutionary biologists comes from a time when we felt very aggressive as we tore into our prey. Often overeating in women is related to aggression or anger. Women are not allowed to display anger in this society as it is considered unattractive so they express it by biting into food instead.

The irony is that most women do not enjoy how they feel when they are 'stuffing down their anger' by overeating. They feel comforted but guilty for letting themselves down at the same time. Many women do not even really taste what is in their mouths when they binge eat like this.

It is an act of rebellion that backfires and makes the person feel worse than before. This creates a condition where you can become angry at yourself and you want to eat even more. The worst case scenario is the development of a dangerous disorder such as anorexia or bulimia.

Carbs, fat and sugar can temporarily make you feel better emotionally because they have a way of fueling the feel good chemicals in the brain. The problem is that this is just a quick fix that wears off and has you craving yet more of the same comfort foods to feel the same 'high' again.

The only way to stop emotional overeating is to figure out what life situations are triggering your bad feelings and then try to get rid of those situations in your life. You literally try to figure out 'what's eating you' so that you will stop eating every time you feel lonely, frustrated, angry or sad. Recognizing the source of the stress is half the battle because sometimes even if you cannot get rid of the situation entirely you can at least catch yourself before you react to it by overeating.

The good news is that this is a type of behavior that you can control. Once you recognize the situation that drives the emotion that in turn drives you to overeat you can stop emotional overeating just the same way you can stop any other bad habit.

Talk to your doctor if you think you are motivated to eat too much because of depression or anxiety. You might be prescribed an antidepressant. However keep in mind that although the antidepressant might stop compulsive or obsessive eating, the side effect of almost all of the brands of antidepressants on the market weight gain