Dating a divorced man with children
As with anything new, practice is needed or in this case just feeling comfortable with this new situation.After time, the child will feel more and more comfortable and frustration will lessen.All it takes is for one of them to be a bad influence and you have trouble. I'm 31, and i'm dating a woman who just turned 39 and has 2 kids (4 and 6).Throw in child support problems, possible jealousy issues with any of them, and any of the children have psych issues from the divorce itself and it's a big nut to crack. I've never been great around kids, they annoy me a lot, though i always thought i wanted kids, it's not my time.Think about it: Those same kids are going to grow up and want to be #1 with their new love interest.Imagine if they get married and have children and either spouse is # 2, 3, or worse? Keep the nucleus of the family between the parents and the children learn what a health relationship is....balanced with respect and love for the children at all times.
Now you have 2 parents who don't live together and 2 Step-Parents/BF/GF all putting their input in to "what's right".For example, when at home everyone gets along and does activities together, but in public the child may ignore the step parent and keep a distance.The reason is because being in public is a less frequent occurrence when compared to being at home in private.Reply I've met this extraordinary, smart and beautiful woman that has two girls (8 and 10) from a previous marriage. We have had a chance to socialize a few times but have not dated yet.In conversations she pointed out that her daughters are her top priority and she's not looking for a new relationship. I know I have to respect her space, her daughters, but how can I avoid getting in the friend zone indefinitely?
This can be more fun and exciting than watching a professional team.