Jul 24th, 2008 | Dating Advice, Parents
You've met somebody new, and this man or woman seems ideal in every way. They like the same movies you do, they look at the world the same way you do. You laugh together and have amazing conversations and your chemistry is out of this world. There's only one problem. You just found out that he or she has kids… and you don't.
Feb 15th, 2008 | Dating Advice, Parents
Some single parents starting new relationships may feel they’re climbing an uphill battle, and this flies equally for both for women as well as for men. After all, it’s hard enough for a single person to get back into the dating scene after a presumably difficult breakup, but it can be a hundred times more difficult to squeeze in a night out with another adult, what with a crazy work schedule and PTA meetings to worry about. And adding the fear of rejection due to already having a family can really put a damper on an evening, so the thought of holding back this crucial bit of information may sound tempting… at least until after a few dates, of course. Why not let him or her get to know you as a single adult first, so “dropping the bomb" won’t have as much punch.
Jun 1st, 2007 | Dating Advice, Parents
For many of us, dating someone with kids will occur at one point or another. When you eventually meet someone that has children from a previous relationship, it's important that you know what to expect and realize that this may have an affect on your relationship in the future.
Most kids find it difficult to accept the fact that their parent is dating. Therefore, it’s crucial that you make an honest effort to get to know their children and spend quality time with them. If the relationship escalates, talk to the children about how they feel about your relationship with their parent. Another important thing to consider is the impact of their ex on your relationship. This person will always be in your significant other's life because they bore children together; this infused a lasting bond between them. Before you get involved, decide whether this is something that you can deal with continuously.