Advice for dating divorced man with child
However, you might not be the kids’ new best friend overnight, says in "Dating After Divorce." How and when a child lets down his guard is a unique transition, so be prepared for some resistance and try not to take it as personal rejection.
For one thing, they need time to get used to the idea that their mother has her own needs for companionship.
Early dates with your new love should be breakfasts or lunches when the kids are in school, or evening dates where the children have already been taken to a friend's house or the babysitter's before you arrive.
If you haven't spent that much time around children and young adults, you've got a lot of homework ahead of you.
You don’t want to commit to a man who will brush off plans with his children to sneak out for a date with you.
Attending his youngster's little league championship will outweigh an afternoon at the movies, and tending to sore tummies will cancel out a romantic weekend trip at a moment's notice.