"Don't judge all men by your father, Chloe," her mother told her. "There are good men out there."
"Why did you never remarry, Mom?" Chloe asked.
"It's not easy for a woman with a child," Linda answered honestly. "The man who marries a single mother is getting a package deal. If it's going to work, he has to love the entire package."
"So you never remarried because of me?"
"I never met the right man," Linda said. "Having you made me more careful than I was when I married your father."
"I'm never getting married," Chloe said.