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dating a man with kids and an ex

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So you caught feelings for a man with children. You know he has kids—you’ve always known. But have you really known? What I mean is, whatever context you currently know the man in, the kids probably aren’t there. You’ve seen photos. He talks about them. But you, as of now, interact with this man in the part of his life that doesn’t involve the kids. Maybe it’s at work, the dog park, or a volunteer group. If you decide to take that step towards being more than friends, you’ll realize just what a big factor the children are. You were isolated from them before, but now you won’t be. Maybe you’re fine with that because you love kids! But it still won’t be what you’d expected. Here are the dilemmas of dating a man with kids.


Don’t get hung up on plans

Do not make plans that require expensive, non-refundable tickets. Do not get your hopes up too high about plans happening. Do not start daydreaming, weeks in advance, about the trip or outing you’ve planned. If anything happens with the kids, plans will be cancelled.

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