Dating someone who has kids
You don’t have to get pregnant when dating someone with kids just to keep him with you.
You and your girlfriend should talk seriously about this next step.
If possible, consider sleeping over when her children are not at home or are elsewhere.
Children (especially young children) quickly can become attached to someone new and, consequently, may be confused or hurt if the relationship ends.
If your date wants you to meet her son right away, suggest that she introduce you as a friend.
Ask the child for help planning-requesting his opinion can help get the relationship off to a good start.
You may consider bringing the child a small gift to show your good will and sincere interest in him, such as baseball cards for a collector or new crayons for an aspiring artist.
He has already been separated regardless of having children, so this is not a true obstacle for him.You can’t let these nasty thoughts of your partner going back to their ex.Sure they share a kid, but having children does not guarantee a healthy marriage.Once your relationship becomes somewhat serious, try to get to know her son gradually, without attempting to rush or force the relationship or stepping in as a parental figure.Plan an outing that is fun and that requires minimal interaction.Recent research by Mary Park shows exactly how family structure patterns have changed and that separated parents can still love their children without having to actually be together.