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10 Ways To Be a Good Friend to a Single Mom

By carolyncastiglia |

how to be a good friend to a single mom

Try one of these. I promise she’ll like it!

Everybody has a single mom friend. Married couples aren’t quite sure how to interact with her and single people don’t know what to do with her kid(s). Other single moms get her, but they’re busy trying to deal with their own lives.

You love your single mom friend, but you’re not sure exactly what to do for her or how to even ask. Here are 10 ideas about how you can be a good friend to the single mother in your life. Hint: embrace her situation and stop acting like she’s an alien!

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10 Ways To Be a Good Friend to a Single Mom

Don't ask about her kid unless you really want to know.

If your friend has kids but you don't, you don't have to ask her about the kids unless you're really interested. If you connect on another level or around a specific interest, focus on that. 1) Moms don't want to feel like they're boring anyone by talking about their beloved children who they work so hard to raise and 2) moms want to talk about stuff besides their kids, too.

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Carolyn Castiglia is a New York-based comedian/writer wowing audiences with her stand-up and freestyle rap. She’s appeared in TONY, The NY Post, The Idiot’s Guide to Jokes and Life & Style. You can find Carolyn’s writing elsewhere online at and The Huffington Post. Read bio and latest posts → Read Carolyn's latest posts →

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