Your time alone with him and your brother was, of course, very special to you.Now, it must feel like there is an intruder in your life-one who is interfering with your relationship with your dad. Other children of divorced parents often share the same sorts of feelings.Divorce is a type of death and requires a process of grief, even when one may have desperately wanted the divorce. Most men live with guilt post-divorce, even when a divorce is more than warranted. BTW, if he's separated versus divorced, consider that a red flag. If he has a hostile relationship with his ex, you can expect a lot more complications than what will already naturally exist when dating or living with a guy who has kids.When there are kids involved, it's a major loss for them. They feel especially powerless and shameful if the mother of their children turned out to be not such a great mother. There's a reason for the expression, "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread." 2. Hostile ex-wives tend to extend their bitterness to the new woman in her ex's life.
By taking things slow and being sensitive to the situation, you can develop a supportive and meaningful relationship with a single dad.
How well has your guy worked through the angst of his marriage ending? Some will try to alienate their children from their father as well as his new partner.
Privacy in the home becomes difficult because angry mothers tend to interrogate their children when they return home from Dad's house.
Our lives had been on very different paths before we met.
I decided to take a risk on him though and it sure paid off, I couldn’t be happier.
We even used to go to the movies just me, dad, and my brother but now its me, her, dad, brother and the girlfriend's son. When families are transitioning and making changes it is often tricky and difficult for everyone. We often wish for the old and familiar because the new situations make us feel replaced and uncomfortable.