By Jackie Pilossoph, Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling, Love basically author and columnist
A few years back, a pal of mine who was simply dating a man with young ones believed to me, вЂњToday is my boyfriendвЂ™s daughterвЂ™s 16 th birthday celebration. I obtained her a dozen flowers and a field of her favorite chocolates.вЂќ
We responded, вЂњThatвЂ™s good.вЂќ
My buddy reacted, вЂњWhat does it matter? SheвЂ™ll nevertheless hate me personally.вЂќ
Dating a man with young ones could be all challenging. Here are some things to consider:
1. The kids might feel if they are kind to the girlfriend like they are being disloyal to their mother.
This is just what IвЂ™ve discovered through the years. No oneвЂ™s boyfriendвЂ™s kids hate them. ITвЂ™S never PRIVATE.
I have a close buddy that is inside her forties, who said that her moms and dads got divorced in senior high school and that she was really mean to her dadвЂ™s gf (who’s now his spouse) for many years. She stated she wound up apologizing towards the girl years later on, because she recognized it wasnвЂ™t the girl she disliked, it was HER experiencing resentful that her dad wasnвЂ™t along with her mother.