Even if you already know the children, you shouldn't be showing up too soon. She was married and was actually pregnant with her third child when I "met" her.(It's a small town, so we kind of knew each other, but not really.) I was extra, extra lucky because my boyfriend had a (mostly) good relationship with her.Knowing What You’re Getting Into Communicating with the Father from the Start of Your Relationship Dealing with the Mother Easing Yourself into the Child's Life Community Q&A You're dating a man and he has children.These days it's becoming more and more common for someone to enter a relationship with children from a previous marriage.Overnight, I was thrown into a brave, new world -- one that involved a tween.
It turns out there is very little literature on how to date someone who has children. After running into him over a period of months, we began dating.
Being a single mother with a demanding, full-time job is not easy.
Believe me, I should know because I have been a single parent since 2010.
The only books I could find were about step-parenting. Considering the divorce rate in this country, I thought finding the advice would be easy. *crickets* My relationship with this man continued for... But I did learn a LOT about the kiddos and how to deal with them.
So here is my advice about dating people with kids.