Dating with kids advice
• Date nights: your kids need to respect your weekly night out.
• Your kids’ other parent: he/she should meet your significant other around the time your kids do.
Asking your kids to welcome in someone new is also asking your significant other to take his/her new role seriously. Be open with your children, reassuring them that they still take priority, and that you just need some “adult” time with your date, just as they need “kid” time with their friends.
Listen to their concerns, but remain firm if they seem dead-set against you dating for no reason but possessiveness. When it is time to introduce your kids to a new significant other, try to incorporate a fun activity you can all do together so the kids associate the meeting with something positive. Boundaries: they’ll likely need to set and reset over time.
My boyfriend tells me to seek employment in the area HE lives.Adjusting to life with a girlfriend is often a difficult task, involving compromise, planning and taking the feelings of your girlfriend into consideration for every decision that you make.If your girlfriend has children, you also need to consider the thoughts and feelings of her children -- and your role in their lives.I say that is not reasonable because I do not live in his area, hence a catch-22 situation. After we marry, he has asked that I sell my home and put the money toward his residence (he had to take out a large amount to pay off his ex). One possible reason your boyfriend's son does not like you may have nothing to do with you and everything to do with his parent's divorce.For this, I would receive "proportionate equity" but my name would apparently not be on the title. His excuse for not attending your wedding may be his non-verbal attempts at letting his father know that he disapproves his dating someone other than his mother.