Dating a divorced parent
For some reason, parents in an intact family are more likely to feel it is their moral obligation to help their child receive a college education.
Let me give you a real-life example of why it is important for judges to "intrude" when it comes to issues like this. Ed had all his expenses during his time in college paid for by a father who felt it important to help his children obtain a proper education.
I've never felt like this, so it's hard for me to turn my back on it just because they aren't happy with it. Coming from experience, it is really up to you if it is worth it. I feel ill about it all now and am deciding if I can, and will it always be like this. I want to be married and possibly have kids of my own. I don't want to be in the same place I am now a year from now and I'm really worried I will be. Guy, I appreciated reading the other post you send.
It will put a lot of strain on your relationship and sometimes it is EXTREMELY hard to deal with. But, I know my boyfriend is not staying at his ex's house. He was separated, living in separate places, for a little over a year.
However the first 6 months there were a lot more hurdles to overcome, which led to the relationship breaking down.
Yes, I knew that he was divorced and had two children, but just knowing that he did want kids was to overcome the first hurdle of dating him.
Having dated a divorced guy, I can speak from experience of what to do and the mistakes to avoid if you do decide to go down this path with a divorced guy, especially if they have kids.
Not long ago, I had a household of 2 - just my daughter and me.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.Let me first say that I'm not a relationship expert. I’m nothing more than a dad who has walked an interesting path on my way to raising two wonderful kids.