Advice for dating a divorced man with children
We went from dating other people to monogamous pretty much from the first date; the other milestones are well behind that “natural timeline.” It occurs to me that I should have one of these talks with my SO not because I’m excited to get married again but because I know he’s open to the idea and I should probably be careful that I’m not stringing him along.Dear Therapist, I’ve been dating Adam for two and a half years.I have been dating a wonderful man for about four months now.We’ve known each other almost 20 years prior to dating, and the transition to an amorous relationship was easy and natural.I want a boyfriend that is able to invest in a serious relationship with me.I think he wants that too, but I don’t know if 4 months is too early to expect that of him because he needs to move slower than a childless man.On a blog catered towards men, you’d hear a lot more about selfish, volatile, emotionally unstable or unavailable women. I’m glad you asked this question, however, because it’s extremely common — and I’ve been dealing with it regularly in my Love U Community, which is filled with fortysomething single moms.And while I may not have written explicitly about this before, and may not have it as a core part of my curriculum, what I’m about to share with you is 100% consistent with other things I’ve said over the years.1.
She doesn’t work, and she collects disability from the government and spousal support and child support from Adam.Please come back and let us know what transpires, okay? I too am dating a perfect-for-me man who is a divorced dad I’ve been friends with for decades.He has allowed me to forge an affectionate relationship with his kids but has emphasized to them that I’m a high school buddy.First of all, I want more time with him (more than once a week); I understand that he wants to be very cautious about bringing people into his son’s life, and that means there’s less time for he and I to spend together.However, I want a serious relationship that is continuously growing.