Litmus Test: The Single Mom’s One-Question Guide to Choosing Mr. Right

Written by Angela Atkinson

“I didn’t plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the best way you can.” ~Tichina Arnold

Single Moms One Question Guide to Choosing Mr Right

If you’re a single parent, chances are you’re a little pickier than your average girl when it comes to picking your Mr. Right. 

I could go into a whole bunch of things you need to look for, but the truth is that there’s one major question every single mom should ask herself before she commits to a man. 

Assuming he’s a decent guy who isn’t into physical or emotional abuse (or, god forbid, a narcissist), one question will give you a pretty good read on whether or not he’s worth your time. 

Since we almost always have higher standards for our children than ourselves, this question is a really good litmus test for any relationship, really. 

Are you ready for it? 

Litmus Test: The Only Question You Need to Ask Yourself About Your Next Mr. Right

Next time you’re thinking about getting serious with a man, ask yourself this: 

Is this guy someone I’d want my child to grow up and be like? 

If you can’t answer with a resounding “YES!” – well, then you know what to do. Move on – find someone you can feel good about. Someone who you’d consider worthy of your child. 

YOUR TURN! What do you think?

What would your answer be about your current guy? Do you think this test could work for you? Share your thoughts in the comments, below. 


  • Angela Atkinson

    Angela Atkinson is a certified trauma counselor and the author of more than 20 books on narcissism, narcissistic abuse recovery, and related topics. A recognized expert on narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder who has studied and written extensively on narcissistic personality disorder and narcissistic abuse in toxic relationships since 2006, she has a popular narcissistic abuse recovery YouTube channel. Atkinson was inspired to begin her work as a result of having survived toxic relationships of her own. Atkinson offers trauma-informed narcissistic abuse recovery coaching and has certifications in trauma counseling, life coaching, level 2 therapeutic model, CBT coaching, integrative wellness coaching, and NLP. She is a certified trauma support coach and certified family trauma professional. She also has a professional PTSD counseling certification. Her mission is to help those who have experienced the emotional and mental devastation that comes with narcissistic abuse in these incredibly toxic relationships to (re)discover their true selves, stop the gaslighting and manipulation, and move forward into their genuine desires – into a life that is exactly what they choose for themselves. Along with her solution-focused life coaching experience, Atkinson’s previous career in journalism and research helps her to offer both accurate and understandable information for survivors of abuse in a simple-to-understand way that helps to increase awareness in the narcissistic abuse recovery community. Atkinson founded Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support, the SPANily Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Support Groups and the Life Makeover Academy. She offers individual and group coaching for victims and survivors of narcissistic abuse here at and at NarcissisticAbuseRecovery.Online.

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