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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.
I'd rather be single for the rest of my life than to get married and end up going through another divorce. My divorce ended 9 years ago and as I mentioned, I got married just over 2 years ago. Throughout that time I dated a bit and I learned a thing or two about the unique issues that one encounters dating as a single dad.
I wrote Now that I've given that background on the journey I've taken, let me share with you a bit of what I conveyed in my response to the woman who emailed me.
It's fairly common in the dating world to meet single parents.
Even if he wants to get the kids involved in your life, try to delay this process.
That relationship produced a daughter who was 3 at the time that the divorce took place.
I got remarried 2 1/2 years ago and we now have a son who just turned 11 months old this week.
I couldn’t allow her to feel as if a new love in my life means she’s now on the backburner, as the expression goes.
Avoid the extremes when meeting the kids: When a dad has been convinced that a new love is a “keeper”, inevitably he will introduce her to his kids. These are: trying too much to impress them; and becoming their competitors.