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Entering into a relationship with a single or divorced parent is not for the faint of heart and it’s certainly nothing like the movies make it out to be. There will be heartwarming moments, but there will also be times where you’ll want to put on your track shoes and run like hell in the opposite direction. Your partner and their kids will forever be a package deal, so before you go diving into a relationship with a single parent, here are some harsh truths you’ll need to understand.

Happy father and son lying on the floor

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You’ll never be first

And that’s how it should be; however, that doesn’t make it an easy pill to swallow. Children don’t ask to be born and in a healthy parent-child relationship, the needs of the child will always come first. As the girlfriend of a man with kids, this means that your needs and wants will often have to take a backseat within the relationship.

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