My dad started living with my stepmother when I was really young and as I grew older I started resenting their relationship.
Ask yourself, is this man in his child’s life for not only the first day of school and graduation but all the moments in between?
If a man is unable to provide for a child financially, that’s not the child’s mother’s fault.
He canceled the day of because his youngest daughter had hit her head and he’d spent the previous night in the emergency room.
I totally understood why he had to cancel, but the situation also reminded me why he and I could never work and why I will never date a man with children again.
It was difficult for us to make plans because we had different schedules, and, to make matters worse, his daughter would get sick (or whatever) when we had plans.
The girls’ mother also had a demanding job, so she never seemed available to deal with her own children.I also didn’t have to budget and sacrifice for others, so I could easily drop dollars on designer bags, shoes and clothes–if I opted to spend the day at the shopping mall.Now, that I’m on the other side of the fence and co-parenting the most terrific toddler you’ll ever meet, I want my experiences to positively impact singles dating someone with children.If you’re a 20- to 35-year-old woman without any children I caution you against dating a man with kids.I did this once and, let me tell you, I learned my lesson.I “met” Deesha Phillywaw through her book Co-parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households After Divorce.