St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) June 6, 2005
Ask Mary, better know to her fans as Sassy Sadie, has received hundreds of letters over the years from her Single Dad Fans such as ÂMary, IÂm a single dad with joint custody of our three kids and am still wrangling with my ex. How can I expect an intelligent, attractive woman to want to get mixed up in this mess?Â
Most of us tend to judge our lives by one singular result: absolute Âsuccess.Â Not only is that approach self-defeating, itÂs a foul lie. Sure, an unqualified ÂsuccessÂ is terrific. But first, our lives are Âon-becoming.Â WeÂre all a work in progress, with mountains and caverns. So, as the old song goes, itÂs a matter of Âaccentuating the positive.Â For, you are the new, often unrecognized, subgroup of daters, with your very own subset of issues Â and yes, special virtues.
Mary on Communication: If youÂve survived past the wedding night, youÂve had to learn to listen, express yourself, let out your feelings and make hard decisions about your family. Women want to hear and be heard.
Mary on Flexibility: Could there be a more perfect word to describe a dad? Adjusting is what you do as a parent. ItÂs your problem-solving primer the moment theyÂre born. Women desire flexibility in their dates and their mates.
Mary on Closeness: Even if your ex called you Âdistant,Â you probably beat out most of your mature single brothers, merely by having Âbeen there.Â History tells women you Âget itÂ (or want it). YouÂre willing to risk commitment and may be in the market for a deeper, more mature love.
Mary on Compatibility: By now, even if youÂre not sure what you want, youÂre very sure of what you donÂt want in a partner, even if her eyes and lips are like Faberge eggs. As compatibility scores high on relationship happiness, youÂre in prime mode to Windex those rose-colored glasses and seek out a female who shares your love.
Mary on Conflict: This is one subject on which youÂre an expert. A family man (and woman) is mired in it. YouÂve fought the good and the bad fight, bear the bruises and stayed. Your higher tolerance for fair conflict Â and deep appreciation for a female who shares your sensibility makes you a trooper with woman.
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SheÂs done it all. And now sheÂll be Âdoing it allÂ Â on Mary.com -- and for you. The newspaper advice maven who's hosted a radio show; written 20 books, starred in a Discovery Pilot; wrote "As the World Turns"; ran a prison; and has an MS in Social Work from Columbia University has come by her earthy, common sense, often hysterical 'tude the old-fashioned way: By doing it all! No blah blah psychobabble talking head with Marnie who values "advice" over "therapy." With her witty, no preaching, straight-shooting style, expect the unexpected with our maven who's can think on her feet -- or in front of a camera. And she won't hesitate to tell you, or your audience. The results? Common sense and entertainment.
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