Dating a single man with kids
If you’re the jealous type, you’ll need to learn to manage that.
Be aware of some red flags up front: ask your new sweetie if they ever had counseling after the divorce (because if not, expect resentments to survive years after the divorce and beyond), ask what the relationship is like with their ex (hatred and refusal to talk to their ex is no bueno, and it’s also not great if their ex is treated like their best friend with whom they discuss everything).
Be okay with that, because nothing can be forced; kids can’t be fooled and if you try to apply an agenda, it won’t work out.
Maybe you’re just that guy Mom’s dating who takes them out for ice cream.Maybe you’re thinking, ‘Hey, it’s OK; he only has them every other weekend, so basically I can forget his ex exists.’ I want to hug you and pat your head.The ex will always be a part of your new love’s life, and their kids.’ You’ll always hear about them, the kids will talk about them, the kids may even look like the ex you so desperately want to forget ever existed.Her health and sex advice column and reviews have been praised by amazing companies like The Gender Book and Sliquid.With a passion for helping others live a balanced, healthy life they love and the heart of a true geek, Erika is always learning the latest in nutrition, time management, relationship satisfaction and sexual empowerment.
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