The choice to be with the dating partner or children generally means the other is left waiting … Even before dating, single parents begin a series of conversations with their children that ask, “What if I began dating? ” Periodically, they engage the conversation again and again: “What if Sara and I began dating regularly?
This goes for the second helping of macaroni, the blanket, TV time, whatever.
She does and says things without recognizing that to some extent our whole family is dating this guy.
This year I came home four times from college and he was in town every single time.
Realize that you’re not just forming a relationship; you’re creating a family.
When kids predate dating, the couple’s relationship inherently creates competing attachments.