Dating meeting the children
My advice to these women is often the same – patience and understanding.
For single dads in such a situation, how to blend the kids and the new girlfriend becomes a matter of risk versus reward.
He worries that a new, overly zealous, girlfriend may threaten the mom’s role, and suddenly his kids become ‘too busy’ to see dad.
Or the mom may turn unsupportive, critical, or demeaning about daddy and his ‘new friend’ and their relationship.
When a mother has an endless string of men coming in her life she can’t be shocked at what her son becomes.
If you get nothing else from this essay, let it be this: When you’re a single parent, there are very different rules to love, sex, and, dating.