I’ve had some real life experiences regarding this topic and I've learned somehow to navigate my way through the circumstances.
Now I have the privilege of sharing a bit of what I’ve learned on this blog. You might also know that my first marriage didn't quite work out as I'd hoped.
All this can be harmful in the long run because until he’s healed and whole, the comparison to his former relationship will remain for quite a while.
When he’s moved on from that relationship, he can better assess the quality of a new one.
So they buy them gifts, take them shopping and really stretch the limits trying to impress them. They might readily accept the gifts but might not so readily accept the new person.
In their view, by doing this, they’ll win the kids over and consequently, make it easier for a family to be formed. The other extreme is becoming the kids’ competitors.
These are not the type of dads I'm talking about here.
I'm referring to dads who make their kids a priority and try their best to balance being dads while building new relationships.
Take time to know him: Men are typically not the type to open up and share their wounds and scars.
So it’s important to take things slow and get to know the man behind the mask.
I recently received an email from a female reader seeking my input on a situation that she's dealing with.
She's a single woman without kids who's dating a divorced dad with a daughter.
She has some real concerns about how the relationship is going and wanted to hear from my perspective the true dynamics of what she's experiencing.