One woman kept him and her child separate because their “friends with benefits” situation didn’t call for that level of connection.
In the last 30 years or so, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in how society views single, unmarried parents.
While stigma and perceptions vary by cultural group, and changes in acceptance have occurred at different paces, it’s now commonly accepted that there are unmarried people who have children seeking love and companionship.
She acknowledges challenges in getting used to teenagers, and understands that even if a man is a parent himself, it doesn’t guarantee he’s going to be interested in dealing with her kids.
She feels it’s best to gauge if that’ll be an issue before she even invests time.
Anthony believes in being honest in the beginning about his status as a single father of three by two different moms.