It turns out there is very little literature on how to date someone who has children. After running into him over a period of months, we began dating.Overnight, I was thrown into a brave, new world -- one that involved a tween.
(It's a small town, so we kind of knew each other, but not really.) I was extra, extra lucky because my boyfriend had a (mostly) good relationship with her.
This is not always the case, but that's another blog post.
For now, my advice is to also play the waiting game with the ex -- take your time before you meet him or her. Realize you are taking someone else's child into your life.
Show that you care about the child, and you will go a long way towards a good relationship with the mother or father of your brand new kid. I was afraid of p*ssing off my boyfriend, but he was fine with it. The boy was a little pins-and-needles with me for a few hours afterward, but he soon got over it and life went back to normal. Don't try this move too soon, but don't wait too long, either. It's one thing to have your boyfriend pee with the door open, but it's another thing when you're sitting on the couch and realize you can hear his kid peeing down the hall.
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As most divorced adults eventually resume a social life, dating enters the picture.Socializing with your kids included is a good way to approach the social scene.It takes the pressure off of meeting someone because you can always enjoy being there with your children.It’s probably one of the more difficult things for a child to undertake, and it’s not easy on you either.A child’s usual reaction to mom or dad’s first date is a negative one.Don't Be Their Friend Just as with any old parent-child relationship, it's a bad idea to try to be "friends" with your significant other's child. You will show me the same respect that you show women like your mother or teachers." BAM. You'll know when it's the right time -- mostly because you'll feel like your head is going to explode. Since it's his house, the tween will not realize the awkwardness of the situation.