Dating advice playing the field
Because I plan to be serially monogamous indefinitely, I need to figure this out now.
Casually dating meant I didn’t have to worry about getting my heart broken, giving up my freedom or introducing anyone to my son. While some single moms choose to introduce new boyfriends right away, others wait. I've never wanted to introduce someone to him and a few months later have to explain why "so-and-so" isn't around anymore.Dear Prudence, I applied to 12 art and design universities, a lengthy and emotionally fraught process which involves creating a portfolio of work highlighting one’s skills and creativity. I’m trying to remain positive with the understanding that I applied to some super competitive programs but it’s hard not to feel like I just suck.The college I’ll likely end up attending is in a place with a much less glamorous reputation than New York City, and after all the long months of working on my portfolio I’m embarrassed to tell my family and friends where I’m going.So to answer your question, what you do is have a long overdue talk about where the two of you are in this relationship, and explain that you don’t want to be exclusive.But in larger terms, I hope you’ve explored, or are exploring, what went wrong in your marriage and what your contributions were to its lousiness.