What can you (the potential new boyfriend of a single mother) do? Maybe it is stating the obvious - but you could and should offer to help her out. Help her in any way that she thinks is appropriate. Notice I said to help her out in a way that SHE THINKS is appropriate, and not what you think is appropriate ... as she will know what is best for you to do under the circumstances. It is best for her to feel comfortable with you helping her out - so try not to impose your own views upon the situation. Better to listen than to talk - in this and many situations in a relationship!
"Helping her out" does not necessarily mean giving her money - although that can be one way to assist her. Most of the time, the type of help a single mother will need is more related to doing something. You can fix stuff around her home, for example. You can pick her up or pick her children up from somewhere. You can help her in the kitchen. You can wash her car. You can help her children with their homework. You can watch her children while she goes to get her nails or hair done. You get the idea. I have done all of these things in my own past, and it has always worked out well at the time. My best advice is to ask her what you can help with - she will love you for it.
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