Advice for dating someone with a kid
Back then, none of my friends or peers had kids, and babies were a world away.As we get older, the chances of dating someone who has had serious relationships, divorces and kids get significantly higher.If the relationship progresses, and things get more serious, it will get even more complicated.Someone is going to be pre-booked for Christmas and events, night in and out are going to have logistical connotations, and compromise is going to have to become an art form.And dating someone who has children already means that, naturally enough, you will always take second place to them, rightly so.And if you're a parent you're going to be extra cautious about who's appropriate to be around your child - concerns you wouldn't have if you were footloose and fancy free.Years ago, I went out with a guy who had a young daughter from a previous relationship.
Unlike other romances, dating someone who has children will more than likely invariably involve their ex.
What happens when you add kids into an already complicated dating mix? And how can new partners get involved in what can be a complex situation without upsetting anyone? He has an 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
Claire acknowledges that there was some initial caution on her part about embarking on a relationship with someone who was already a dad.
He always had to answer the phone to her, in case it was something to do with their child.
At the time, I felt like she sometimes did this to cause trouble.