Majority of the time, it works out well and the parents involved raise children who go on to be productive citizens in the world. My relationship with my father was imperfect and strained. It was rare that our mothers openly dated. Having such an inconsistent father was my first example of what kind of father not to be. Over time, I have shaped my own ideas about fatherhood and how I want to parent my children. Once your late 20s-early 30s, being a relationship with a single mother is a serious possibility.
Understanding how these romantic developments affect everyone involved is key to being prepared for what lies ahead. First I have a look at the unique and often unexpected challenges that the person with no dependents may encounter on this journey. Dating someone with kids is, of course, different to someone without. You have control over your time, diary and freedom, whereas they may have to regularly liaise with the other parent and have their calendar limited or made erratic by custody arrangements, or have children with them full-time. Be prepared that you may be stood up from time to time.
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