Dating a guy with children

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I usually sit on the other side of the couch so the girls can cuddle up with their dad when we watch movies.

They bicker and I remain silent, allowing him to parent as he sees fit.

The first time I attended a school play, David’s daughter came out after the show.

Wait for them to come to you.”The advice came from my dear friend Jennifer, who has a stepfamily of her own and understands that it takes time and patience to blend and bond. Months later, in a quiet moment, I told the girls as much, and let them know it’s OK to have any range of feelings about all this.

But life had gotten busy, and for a few days I was swiping right on Coffee Meets Bagel without my normal due diligence. Both seemed nice, but I was having trouble keeping them... Like a puppy dog, I wanted to cuddle up to them and play, but I remembered her advice not to overwhelm them, so I pretended like this was all no big deal, and tried to find the feline inside.

Why is a man not clamoring to reserve his weekends for you, or take you on a short vacation, or meet your friends and family? I need a man who is looking for a relationship and you don’t seem to be that guy.

and to be a sucker for hanging around when you’re merely (and clearly) his “once a week” girl.

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