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Thank you for all of your clear and concise thoughts over the last few years.I have definitely taken things to heart: look for boyfriend behavior; there is a natural timeline where commitment should come by month three, “I love you” around 6 months, living together at 18, engaged at 2-3 years; men do what they want, and so many other pearls.I want a boyfriend that is able to invest in a serious relationship with me.I think he wants that too, but I don’t know if 4 months is too early to expect that of him because he needs to move slower than a childless man.No one can prepare someone for dating a divorced dad (or mom).I can say that because when I started dating divorced dads (a decade ago) I was clueless. That said, I had an advantage because I was a divorced mom, so I did understand the complexity and challenges that go with dating and relationships when there are kids involved.I have been dating a wonderful man for about four months now.
She will be at all the graduations, holidays, birthdays etc. There will also be less money for the new woman, as divorced dad is supporting his first family, insurance, cars, college, vacations, grandkids…. If you cannot accept that and you choose to stay in the relationship, then you will end up continually frustrated, bitter, angry and resentful, which isn’t healthy for you or for the relationship or the kids. What I want to ask her is, “Should the divorced dad stop supporting his kids so that he can give you money? Then, you can look forward to repeating all of that with grandkids- theirs (not mine) wry smile. If she wants kids, then why is she even with this guy? So, she’s feeling jealous that she isn’t a blood relative? Maybe she got dirty looks from the kids because of her greedy attitude. I don’t want anything from my boyfriend except for his love. What I see from both of these women is a sense of entitlement and it sort of makes me sick. And if you expect more—like money or for him to cut off ties with his ex, or for him to put you before the kids, then honestly, you are clueless and you need to get a grip. Check out, “9 Ways to Get Your Divorced Boyfriend To Fall In Love With You” Divorce is a journey. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online.
He’s a fantastic and committed single dad who has his 5-year-old son 50% of the time; he and his ex-divorced several years ago.
She has struggled with addiction, thus making co-parenting a bit of a struggle at times. He’s truly wonderful; he’s kind, thoughtful, treats me with so much respect.
We talk daily (if he has his son it’s usually by text, otherwise we chat by phone in the evenings), he makes it a point to see me once a week and we always have so much fun together.
When we are together things are easy and fun, just as they should be!