2 thoughts on “Part 2: Why Aren’t the Other Kids Playing with My Son? Guest Post by Amy Andrada

  • November 14, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Just a gut feeling that I have. Is it that married women feel that single ladies, or wven single mothers are threatening? Imagine if they had the children’s parties and had to invite the single woman and her child(ren), that they seem more attractive somehow, just because they’re single? Just throwing out the questions that’s in my head!

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  • November 16, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks for doing this research, Amy! I became a single mother by choice later in adulthood and have always said that “single” defined me in other’s minds more than “mother.” I, too, have been politely (?!) ignored by my daughter’s friends’ parents. I do think that the mothers somehow feel threatened by us. I know one mother finally dame out and told me she didn’t routinely expose her husband to temptations. So we’re kind of like the cold that is going around. And those poor husbands apparently have no ability to control themselves. I do have to say that, after hearing that, I realized that I am happy that I am single at heart. Who really wants to live a life of such insecurity anyway? I am very much looking forward to seeing the results of your future research!

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