Dating a man with teen children
The Cop has two daughters and a demanding job, obviously.
His youngest daughter was extremely sickly or maybe just accident-prone.
I dated The Cop off-and-on for about six years and I have to admit that love kept me from realizing just how big a problem his children were in our relationship.
Recently, he and I made plans to have a friendly, totally platonic drink to celebrate my promotion.
My dad started living with my stepmother when I was really young and as I grew older I started resenting their relationship.
I viewed her as the evil woman that took my father away from me and my mom.
If you’re a 20- to 35-year-old woman without any children I caution you against dating a man with kids.
I did this once and, let me tell you, I learned my lesson.
In the early weeks or months of your relationship, be prepared for a somewhat undercover relationship.
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.
When women complain that, “all the good ones are taken,” you can bet that they have eliminated men with children as qualifying for their definition of “good.” And that is bad.
Here are nine tips for dating a man with children from a previous relationship.
Also, the father will always be connected to the mother, and she has the perfect excuse to intrude on his life whenever she wants to, like calling at all hours of the night.