Children dating advice
I scoured the Internet for advice about dating people with kids. I got the same advice from multiple people: "Be yourself." OK, what next? We were on and off, and it wasn't the healthiest relationship I've ever been in.
The only books I could find were about step-parenting. Considering the divorce rate in this country, I thought finding the advice would be easy. *crickets* My relationship with this man continued for... But I did learn a LOT about the kiddos and how to deal with them.
Older children, including teens, will prefer interacting with you on a more adult level, such as at a coffee shop, cafe or other social gathering. These are all questions that you need to discuss with your girlfriend as your relationship progresses.
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So here is my advice about dating people with kids.
Take from it what you will: Wait Even though my boyfriend was eager to introduce me to his kiddo early on, we waited a long time before it actually happened.
Each child adds another set of preferences, another ego and another person who requires your time and attention.
Above all else, just be yourself around your girlfriend and her children.