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Walking into a dating situation with a divorced or single parent when mom is still in the picture can be intimidating. When it comes to exes, we have a tendency to assume the worst and what doesn’t help is that it can sometimes take weeks or even months before the biological mom and new girlfriend even cross paths — let alone have a conversation. If you’ve ever wondered about what’s going on in the mind of your new beau’s co-parent, continue reading. Here are a few things that she likely wants you to know.

Playful mother and daughter making faces

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Her child is her number one priority

Above all else, it is a mother’s job to ensure that her child is healthy, happy, safe, and whole. This responsibility overrides the feelings, motives, and agendas of any adult. If something poses a threat to her child’s wellbeing, she is going to speak up. It’s not personal.

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