USA TODAY US Edition
“Communication is key.”
Words of wisdom: Let people know how you’re feeling about a situation, says Hall, 41. “There are gender differences and we can interpret one situation completely different.” That is particularly important for single mothers: Hall says they should tell suitors about their kids sooner rather than later. “Your kid’s going to come first, so you’ll have to be with someone who loves them as much as you do.”
Should her character heed them? Yes, and she does, telling Michael about her son early in their courtship. However, talking to him frankly about his relationship with his mother is not as simple.