Dating women with 3 kids
For example, if one of the biological parents tends to be a harsher disciplinarian, as a stepparent, you become the family’s glue. One thing I learned in dealing with a single mom is that even when a child isn’t yours, they have a profound effect on who you become as a man.
There will be moments where you’ll have to play counselor and confidant. Sometimes, it can wear on a relationship when a child doesn’t feel free to express themselves.I recently started dating a women who has a teenage son.I have been optimistic about creating a bond because I grew up in a fatherless world myself and though I am not looking to replace his biological father, I would like to be someone he can look up to and seek advice in his day-to-day life.My heart was softened by the pure nature of my love for her and it automatically extended to her child. I now think about financial security and my health differently. I want to make sure I’m living to be a good role model.When you take on the role of being a stepparent, it’s not just being a dad as long as you’re married.In some respect my parents’ relationship and not having my dad there full time actually helped me prepare for fatherhood in ways I couldn’t comprehend until I was this age.
Once your late 20s-early 30s, being a relationship with a single mother is a serious possibility.
You can only hope that the environment remains cordial.
If it doesn’t, the unfortunate pitfall is that you’ve developed a bond with a child that may find out one day his/her father held negative opinions about you. No matter how good your intentions are, it could leave a damaging effect on them as adults knowing that their other parent never accepted you.
As a society, we’ve come to welcome non-traditional family units.
Majority of the time, it works out well and the parents involved raise children who go on to be productive citizens in the world. My relationship with my father was imperfect and strained.
First of all, you have to even find the time to date.