Dating a guy with two kids
If you don’t have any children yet, and his diapering days are done, this may be a deal breaker for the relationship.Get it out in the open now, before moving to the next step.A relationship with a dad can be a bit complicated, but if you take it slow and learn the family’s dynamics, you have the opportunity for a rewarding relationship.Kids can form attachments quickly, which means the man you’re dating has to tread carefully, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics on their website And once the introductions have been made, get ready for some family-friendly activities.If you’ve never visited an indoor playground before or had a slumber party with 8-year-old girls, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for some childish fun now.Support your partner in his parenting decisions and avoid assuming the disciplinarian role in the household.If your boyfriend and his ex are co-parenting the children, consider whether you’ll be comfortable with your boyfriend’s regular involvement and whether you're OK having involvement with the ex, too.
I was initially a little shocked but came around to the idea after remembering how much I liked him.
Dating a man with kids differs a bit from dating a childless guy as the guy’s ex is usually out of the picture -- not dropping off kids every weekend.
Not to mention the children’s museum doesn’t often make it onto the date night hot spot list for guys without kids, and spontaneity is almost certainly a childless concept.
His children require stability and bringing home a different woman each week to meet the kids can drastically upset that calm.
In the early weeks or months of your relationship, be prepared for a somewhat undercover relationship.
As it develops, the two of you can discuss whether or not you’re on the same page, and then you’ll have an opportunity to meet the kids, advises the Kidshealth article "How Can I Help My Child Deal With My Dating After Divorce?