Dating a young man with kids
These days it's becoming more and more common for someone to enter a relationship with children from a previous marriage.But how do you deal with this situation when you don't have any children of your own?As I sat with my closest girlfriends on our routine girls’ night out (GNO) one Saturday evening, the suspense at the table didn’t go unnoticed.Prior to our meeting, I had mentioned that I had some news to share.He canceled the day of because his youngest daughter had hit her head and he’d spent the previous night in the emergency room.I totally understood why he had to cancel, but the situation also reminded me why he and I could never work and why I will never date a man with children again.The Cop has two daughters and a demanding job, obviously.
When there are kids involved, it's a major loss for them. They feel especially powerless and shameful if the mother of their children turned out to be not such a great mother. There's a reason for the expression, "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread." 2. Hostile ex-wives tend to extend their bitterness to the new woman in her ex's life.
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.
on a date, because I actually broke every dating rule out there, and invited him over to my house to watch a football game and share dinner.
Also note that this was not because I had some notion that we would end up together long-term, but rather because I was embarrassed to be seen in public with him because of our age difference. At the time, I thought that people would judge us and stare, or even worse, someone might mistake him for my son.